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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  • This cathedral is well worth a visit while in Nelson or nearby. It has beautiful surroundings, and stained glass windows inside. It was interesting reading the history of it, and it has a great spot i...  more »
  • The location and the church building are beautiful. I expected more people to be present on Christmas Day. Nice architecture and a view of the town.  more »
  • I cannot make up my mind, its big and grey. If you have time go, if not you can feel its not the number one attraction.  more »
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  • High on the Hill at the end of the main shopping area surrounded by beautiful gardens but this is actually the back view. Lots of steps to the top & it was open. They had left their Christmas tree's from a competition still on display lots of hard work from a lot of dedicated people. Plenty of interesting articles situated throughout inside & out informing you of the history of the cathedral & people of Nelson.
  • Yep it's an old church, yep stained glass windows. Other than that much the same as many othrs. A few bits of information around the church but all of this lacked anything special. Seen hundreds of churches now and looking for something different that makes it a place to see.
  • Christ Church Cathedral, not to be confused with the cathedral of the same name in Christchurch, is an amazingly beautiful building which gives off such a deep feeling of peace. Love this place!
  • A beautiful yet unique church in nestled in a picturesque location.
  • Nelson's iconic cathedral. Centrally located in the hill near the main street of Nelson City.

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