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Christchurch Cathedral: Tours & Tickets

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

No visible start has been made with the restoration, the building is partially destroyed, specially the tower is disappeared completely. It is striking that now, after 4 years, they are working on the planning how and when to secure and then restore the building.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although you cannot engage with the site, it is a central point and an iconic location; however there is not much to do but watch the pigeons roosting in the roof.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CloStar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christchurch is a beautiful community with a great ability of lifting everyone up with their quotes seen all around the city. Their parks and waterway running through the city is gorgeous. Lots of places to eat with a young vib.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bdowen
Reviewed October 8, 2019

I was quite surprised to see that Christchurch cathedral was still so badly damaged so many years after the earthquake. But seeing it in this state is a good reminder to all of the power of nature and the danger of earthquakes. Hopefully a decision...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KGB777
Reviewed September 29, 2019

We reside in Christchurch but have only done so for the last few years and have no attachment to the cathedral as such. If only some action could be seen to either preserve the cathedral as a ruin, demolish it, or rebuild/restore, but as it...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LinleyJO
Reviewed September 25, 2019

The best view of the Cathedral is from the viewing platform in the library, though it is good to stand beside the cathedral to really take in how grand it was. Sad reminder

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WellyChicky
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

It has a very nice aesthetic to it and has a great feel! However most of it got destroyed by the earthquake, hence the constructions.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank slickytude
Reviewed September 14, 2019

It was very sad to see such a lovely building in this state awaiting restoration. I had not had the pleasure to see it in its glory. It was sad to see all the open spaces with the birds roosting and adding to the destruction....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ginges_revenge
Reviewed September 9, 2019

A proud structure a waiting restoration, it was sad looking at it in its current form, a sombre reminder of the destruction created in the earth quakes. A must although a sad visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed September 6, 2019

I visited the cathedral many years ago and saw pictures on the news right after the earthquake. But nothing prepared me for the damage that had been done to this landmark that is so much Christchurch. I truly hope it is rebuilt in the near...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Roger W
February 19, 2017|
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Response from JillW21 | Reviewed this property |
You would have to park and walk as there is no through-traffic. Pedestrian area really.
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ChandraS3
August 6, 2015|
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