Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch
(3.6/5 based on 460+ 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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  • Moving, the building is badly damaged, in the middle of different reconstruction sites that surround it. What is astonishing is that almost 6 years after the disaster, the Cathedral is still in this State almost of ruin!
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  • Hopefully this beautiful cathedral can be restored to its former glory it stands as a reminder of what Mother Nature can do! 
  • When are they going to do something with what was a beautiful cathedral. It totally lets the city down and tourists from overseas must wonder what is going on . As much as I loved it I think it should...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Still not being restored. What a shame
  • It seems forever stop operation, but the city center and culture is developing surrounding.