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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  • What a simply stunning Cathedral and such a welcome from the Cathedral family. I felt so welcome. I was amazed with the organ and the beautiful stained glass windows.  more »
  • We walked up to the cathedral from the CBD. Up the steep steps towards the most amazing 'open' steeple. An excellent introduction to the grey cathedral. The interior isn't overly decorated but does ha...  more »
  • A very unusual but fascinating building from the outside and the inside is stunning. The organ and where the organist sits is near the front of the church and the stained glass windows are absolutely ...  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.
  • Nice palace such large Church!
  • Really pretty cathedral with some nice stain glass windows. Overlooks the main street in Nelson.
  • 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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