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Cardboard Cathedral

234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0046
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Well worth a visit

Absolutely recommend a visit to experience something unique and very unusual. The ambience is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lynda W
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United Kingdom
Better than a pile of rubble which hasn't changed much in 9 years

Well, at least this was erected reasonably quickly after the quake. Shame they couldn't work faster... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chiangmaicharlies
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely recommend a visit to experience something unique and very unusual. The ambience is perfect.

Thank Lynda W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, at least this was erected reasonably quickly after the quake. Shame they couldn't work faster on the original cathedral site. A simple but effective structure and firmly on the tourist map now. We went to a musical concert there; the concert itself was good,...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Sorry Christchurch but I wouldn’t put this as a place to visit unless you’re religious! It’s only cardboard due to the cylinders which are filled with concrete. With all this rain I’m fairly certain if it was just cardboard we would be looking at a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We liked the speed with which this simple construction ad been put in place after the traumatic loss of the Christchurch Cathedral. Sadly there appears no progress towards restoration of the severely damaged building and the 'cardboard' cathedral forms an important part of recovery of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to be clear, this is a full size place of worship and while there is a lot of cardboard used, it is not a structural part of the building. It's bright and airy with a great modern feel including the seats and the room....More

Thank Keith L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen the destruction from the earthquake of the original Cathedral and were interested in seeing this "temporary" structure. It's very ingenious how it was constructed. If you've seen many old churches, it's lovely to see the simplicity of this one. It wasn't a...More

Thank cmb72015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in to view the Cathedral and had a bit of a look around at the gifts etc available in the gift shop. Choir were practising at the time so I sat in the pews and listened. Such an amazing venue even with such devastation...More

Thank Maree M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really neat thing to see, it's pretty amazing really. I got to see it on the bus tour and I thought it was a remarkable engineering and architectural feat.

Thank Ali C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is impressive to behold. Very cool to see and have a look around. Also the gift shop is very well priced with lots of great items made in New Zealand. It is an easy walk to get there and easy to find.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this cathedral can be a new icon of the city. It was built after the earthquake since the main cathedral was heavily damaged. But the material makes this place very unique.

Thank minimize940314
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dannykwok
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No, there are no fees, although donations are gratefully accepted as it is estimated that it will cost over $100million to restore the original stone cathedral.
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