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. Make Christ Church Cathedral a part of your Nelson vacation plans using our Nelson itinerary planner.
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  • You can either drive up to the Cathedral, walk up the main steps from the end of Trafalgar street or walk up by some of the lovely pathways. There is a huge organ in the church and some lovely stain g...  more »
  • It is so sad to see this beautiful building in partial ruins. It is held together with a steel exoskeleton with a gaping hole in the roof and birds flying in and out. If you saw it pre-earthquake you ...  more »
  • A lot of steps to the cathedral but it is a spectacular building and worth a visit. We did it one evening and there were a surprising numbers of tourists around.  more »
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  • Pretty much in the centre of town set in some gardens. You can't miss this church. It's open for the public to go in if you want and you get some history on it. Relaxing way to spend an hour
  • Very nice. Also pokestops and gym.
  • Beutiful church, located in the central of the town so it's easy to get there and back to town. Definatly worth a visit
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