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Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Victoria Square

Updated 02/26/2014

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This square was named for Queen Victoria in her jubilee year. On its north side sits the damaged Town Hall, which is undergoing a four-year conservation project and will eventually become part of Christchurch's new (at time of writing, yet-to-be-built) Performing Arts Precinct. Nearby stands a poupou, a tall, carved, wood column, acknowledging the site's history as a trading point between Māori and the European settlers. You'll also see Christchurch's oldest iron

bridge, a floral clock, two fountains, and statues of Queen Victoria and Captain Cook.

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Armagh and Colombo Sts., Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

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Updated 02/26/2014

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