Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch

Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch (must see)

The city of Christchurch has evolved around this once imposing building. Located in Cathedral Square, this strikingly grandiose Anglican cathedral has been an inseparable part of the city since it was built in 1864. The construction had to be halted, at one point, due to financial difficulties, and was resumed in 1873. Christchurch Cathedral has been noted for a number of splendid architectural features: stained glass windows, wall panels, font, altar and bells.

Earthquakes have repeatedly damaged the building - the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake destroyed the spire and part of the tower, and severely damaged the rest of the building. The Anglican Church decided to demolish the building and replace it with a new structure, but later the Christchurch Diocesan Synod decided that ChristChurch Cathedral will be reinstated.
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Christchurch Cathedral on Map

Sight Name: Christchurch Cathedral
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (See walking tours in Christchurch)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Christchurch, New Zealand

Create Your Own Walk in Christchurch

Create Your Own Walk in Christchurch

Creating your own self-guided walk in Christchurch is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Christchurch Introduction Walking Tour

Christchurch Introduction Walking Tour

Christchurch, a "piece of England" down under, situated on New Zealand’s South Island, was heavily battered by 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, claiming many of the city's historic sights. Today Christchurch still comes to terms with those losses. Among the key attractions still in place are a good number of old-time landmarks, including the Christchurch Cathedral, the Edmonds Clock...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Christchurch Landmarks Tour

Christchurch Landmarks Tour

Although Christchurch is not very large, it is still home to a number of New Zealand's major landmarks. There is no shortage of beautiful buildings, parks, gardens and other places of interest. Ravaged by a powerful earthquake in 2011, which caused damage to many local attractions, Christchurch has still retained much of its charm and has a lot to offer visitors in terms of sightseeing. Take...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles