Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Originally built between 1864 and 1904, Christchurch Cathedral once stood as the beautiful Gothic Revival seat for the Bishop of Christchurch. Since its construction, however, it has sustained gradual damage from earthquakes--most notably in February 2011. The disaster destroyed the spire and tower, and further damage continued in later earthquakes. Its former community now worships at a new home, and visitors can only view the outside of the cathedral ruins. Put Christchurch Cathedral into our Christchurch tourist route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This fine cathedral was severely damaged in the earthquakes of 2010/11 and is closed to the public. Currently held up by shoring and scaffolding the authorities remain divided over the decision to res...  read more »
  • Five years on, Christchurch Cathedral still lays in ruins, the most famous casualty of the 2011 earthquake. Weeds are growing around the damaged structure as church leaders debate the building's fate....  read more »
  • This is one of the iconic buildings, which we would like to see in all its glory next time we visit Christchurch. We were there in 2014, 2015 & again this year. It is great to see a lot of building go...  read more »
  • I like beautiful New Zealand and Christchurch is one of the city I love! I am sorry about the earthquake but the city is still worth visiting! Cant wait to visit there again in my future!
  • It used to stand majestically in the centre of town, something you could see from a far now it just sits there as a reminder of the bad times but also gives inspiration, you could walk nearby and stand and take a picture in a designated area
  • Had the pleasure of seeing it before the earthquake and it was absolutely stunning in and out. So much history and the detail was one of a kind.
  • Haunting.
  • Unfortunately this suffered significant damage in the 2010/2011 due to earthquakes and is now in the process of being demolished. Was a beautiful building, now a terrible reminder of the devastation caused. Please support chch in the rebuild
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