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Address: Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Our first high school

This grand old building is the first in Ch-ch, set up by the founding fathers, - the Anglican church. It represents the Britannic side of NZ & Ch-ch history and is worth a look.

Reviewed 18 January 2017
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This grand old building is the first in Ch-ch, set up by the founding fathers, - the Anglican church. It represents the Britannic side of NZ & Ch-ch history and is worth a look.

Thank CaptainCompass
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1,479 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A visit to the college grounds feels like you have been transported to the mother country. Very nice buildings and good to see them repaired after the quake.

Thank Tony W
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

When I walked in here I felt as though I must be in England. Even the newer buildings have been built to maintain the older style. These types of schools are so English.

Thank Scott8147
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Christ's College is an Anglican, secondary school for boys. Going back to its English antecedents and roots, this college makes you feel in Great Britain! In fact, most of Christchurch does! A charming building which reminds visitors and locals alike how much Christchurch took and kept from its colonizers. Next to the Botanical Gardens and the Canterbury Museum. One of... More 

Thank Betilu
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Located in a beautiful part of Christchurch central this boy's school has strong roots back to it's English roots. Closed for a period after the earthquakes it had an open day testerday and is certainly back in operation. Photos show the older original buildings and the newer parts along the Avon river.

Thank Albywon
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

A boys boarding school built in stone circa 1850. It's gorgeous, very central and charming beyond measure. It has survived the earthquake thanks to a visionary old boy and legendary Christchurch architect sir miles warren, who urged strengthening decades ago. A lot of Christchurch had this vibe before the quake, and you can see what has been lost to them.... More 

Thank Sally K
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

Very picturesque secondary private school on Rolleston, next to old Public Library and across the road from the original Canterbury University.

Thank sidneykiwi
Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is a very picturesque college setting. The boys with their unique uniforms and the statuesque old buildings transport one to another time and place. It is peaceful to stroll through the grounds.

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Port Campbell, Australia
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

We went for a quick meander around Christ college after visiting the museum and botanic gardens. A beautiful boys school with so much history. A lovely lady stopped to chat with us and describe the earthquake that devastated the country 4 years ago. Worth a visit

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

After exploring the Botanic Gardens and Canterbury Museum, on our way home, right next to the museum stands Christ’s College, The whole campus was built with grey and brown bricks, giving it a sense of style. It was Easter holidays, the school was very quiet, the gate was open, so I went in to take a few photos. Later I... More 

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