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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  • It probably doesn't help that when you view the cathedral from the CBD below you are looking at the back of it. It looks like concrete blocks but I understand some of it is Takaka Marble - which is no...  more »
  • You don't have to be religious to appreciate the wonder of cathedrals, even modern ones. This one is very interesting. Though it has been some years since I was in it, there is a great amount of histo...  more »
  • The Christ Church Cathedral which was completed in 1842 is high on a hill in central Nelson. The exterior is not that impressive since it was constructed using dull grey marble blocks; however, the in...  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.
  • A very peaceful and beautiful place.
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