Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson

(4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Over the centuries it would appear a lot of hard work and Monet has been invested in this place of worship. Not the most beautiful Cathedral I've ever entered but lovely nonetheless. The Rose Window i...  more »
  • This is such a dominant but impressive building. Easy to walk to. The surrounding gardens are nice. Something you should take a look at 
  • Enjoyed a visit to this cathedral on a recent visit to Nelson. It was great to read the history of the church and Nelson settlement, and as we were tracing family history it was a perfect place to vis...  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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