Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Christchurch
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. See Christchurch Cathedral and all Christchurch has to offer by arranging your trip with our Christchurch trip itinerary maker app .
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  • October 10, 2017
    It's a broken down old church. I know Cantabrians are fond of it, because it's a dominant structure in a centralised location surrounded by a widely used open space. The church itself is, by all accou...  more »
  • October 9, 2017
    It's a sad monument to the city. There it rests. The site is ugly and as a tourist attraction underwhelming. More information required that should be delivered in an engaging way.  more »
  • October 9, 2017
    It's terribly sad to see the devastation from the quake. And after these years, since they can't quite decide what to do with the cathedral, even the grass and trees are taking over. It's worth a look...  more »
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  • May 14, 2017
    It was really grand and sounded really good when we started singing. But it was way too bright at daytime for a Cathedral. Churches and Cathedrals are supposed to be dark places with candles. I hope they would hurry up and fix the old Cathedral.
  • September 21, 2017
    A very nice Cathedral, we just happened to came when mass was on.
  • May 25, 2017
    An impressive church, which has been put down with little resources. The people are friendly and they even take the effort to give feedback if you donate some things, that feels good.
  • August 19, 2017
    Really amazing venue. Beautiful.
  • April 4, 2017
    Delighful church built out of amazing materials with a hummbiling back story. Definateoy worth a visit whilst visiting christchurch

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