Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • The state of the Cathedral certainly brings home the devastation of the earthquake back in 2011. One can only hope that the church can be rebuilt and is not torn down, though I understand the frustrat...  more »
  • Went for a look to see the damage and take a few photo's, the powers of b still don't know if it is to be rebuilt or pulled down  more »
  • Bristol has its cathedral ruins which are an attraction, left for visitors to observe and reflect on. Christchurch Anglican cathedral in its post earthquake damaged state is much more interesting and ...  more »
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  • Sad to see, hope they find the funds to restore the church.
  • Having visited the Cathedral years ago, it was very sad to see it all broken, and to hear there is an argument going on to rebuild or demolish and move on. I think it should be made safe and let it be a memorial to those who lost their lives and were injured on that awful day. These days we are too quick to demolish and move on. Some things need to be kept as a reminder as once was, and to remember.
  • Amazing reminder of the tragedy that befell the city. See it while you still get the chance.
  • Since the city doesn't know what to do with it, it's a reminder of the damage that Christchurch suffered during the earthquake. A part of history to see.
  • Depressing reminder of how devastating a earthquake can be.