Victoria Square, Christchurch

Victoria Square, Christchurch (must see)

Once the city's main trading area, Victoria Square is a wonderful city park full of historic monuments. Formerly known as Market Square, it was renamed to mark Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1900. The square's redevelopment as a park was completed in 1989. During the earthquake that hit Christchurch in February 2011, Victoria Square was damaged, and in some places, concrete has risen at least a metre. Despite the earthquake, you can still see a majestic statue of Queen Victoria, a statue of Captain James Cook, an amazing floral clock, and Dandelion fountains very much intact in the park. A stroll and relaxation mecca for locals and tourists alike, this park is also a scene of some of the city's main public events.

Why You Should Visit:
Although not as crowded and large compared to other cities, it is still one of the interesting areas to visit in the town center.
A lovely place to sit on a lunch break or take a relaxing evening stroll near the river.

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Victoria Square on Map

Sight Name: Victoria Square
Sight Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (See walking tours in Christchurch)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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