Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

ChristChurch Cathedral

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  • Christchurch
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Sadly, this dominating landmark at the heart of the city was severely damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. Building of the original Gothic-style church started in 1864, 14 years after the arrival of the Canterbury Pilgrims, and was completed in 1904. There has been much angst in Christchurch over its fate and whether restoration is a viable option. However, the Anglican Church has deconsecrated the site and the Government has stepped in to help negotiate plans to restore or rebuild the cathedral within a decade. Until then the Transitional "Cardboard" Cathedral is its replacement.

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Cathedral Sq., Christchurch, Canterbury, 8140, New Zealand

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Published 08/30/2016

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