Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson

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Visit Christ Church Cathedral, an impressive, modern place of worship located in the city center. Construction of the current building lasted from 1925 to 1965 and involved the sourcing of marble from the Pakikiruna Range and granite from Tonga Beach. The bell tower's elongated shape and skeletal form give great photo opportunities of the sky visible through the structure. Step inside to see the bright, bold stained glass windows. Whether you visit for spiritual or architectural reasons, the chapel represents a welcoming place for all. Do keep in mind, however, that it remains an active church, so be respectful of those who have come to worship. Take the guesswork out of planning a Nelson vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The historical area including the cathedral is well signposted with informative displays. Inside the cathedral is peaceful and interesting. Lovely stained glass in all windows.  more »
  • The cathedral stands a little above but close to the town centre in an attractive parklike grounds. From the outside it is a very ugly building, both as to shape and as to colour. However inside it is...  more »
  • A beautiful, peaceful place to reflect This landmark Anglican cathedral sits on Church Hill, has a 35-metre high tower. Those two factors make it easy to see from afar. It was originally built in 1851...  more »
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  • Nelson's iconic cathedral. Centrally located in the hill near the main street of Nelson City.
  • A special church on a hill, the tower with bell you can see it from far. The manager is very friendly and is happy to tell about "his" church.
  • Really pretty cathedral with some nice stain glass windows. Overlooks the main street in Nelson.
  • Nice palace such large Church!
  • A Church with very different architecture to many churches. The artifacts inside are interesting and the lawns are nice to have a picnic on as long as it isn't rainy!

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