Christchurch Cathedral
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jrdh
594 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited this site and really highlighted the strength of the earthquakes here. The building was at one time very beautiful and a shame to see one part of its walls now collapsed. However this is an important reminder of what happened here,
Written February 23, 2020
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It is amazing after almost 12 years since the earthquakes, that so much work is still needed on this cultural icon. We were told that it will be around 2028 before the reconstruction is completed. You can walk around the worksite to inspect the ongoing reconstruction but cannot enter. Best views are from the 4th Floor of the adjacent Christchurch Library.
Written January 12, 2023
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jobst56
Hamburg, Germany1,743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
In the 2011 earthquake the church's tower collapsed and left this otherwise beautiful old building as a ruin.
Finally, almost 10 years later, it's been decided that they going to rebuild/reinstate the cathedral. It'll take a few years for sure.
Written January 21, 2020
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Every time I've returned to my hometown since the earthquake this dreadfully sad reminder remains. Still nothing done! My terrible rating relates not to the ruin itself but to the planning processes and squabbling of all involved. Get on with it for goodness sake.
Written January 30, 2020
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The best part, 5/5, about viewing this reconstruction was having a chance opportunity to listen to a group of locals with differing opinions about this massive and expensive restorative project. The all spoke respectfully with their points of views and facts. It was a pleasure to hear such a civil conversation.
Written February 19, 2023
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,821 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
When we got to Christchurch one of the first places we went to was the cathedral to see how the rebuilding was progressing It was severely damaged in the earthquake of 2011 and from what a local told us some wanted it demolished but others fought to save it and they won .
It is a very slow and costly job but it seems to be getting there .
Will be good to see it in its former glory .
Written February 23, 2023
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,633 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
As a Kiwi, there is so much sadness when I see the ruins of the iconic cathedral so many years later. The fantastic news is that work on the rebuild has now begun. What a job, but no matter the cost or religious affiliation, Christchurch deserves its cathedral back along with all the other lovely stone buildings.
Written June 29, 2022
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Sachin K
New York City, NY5,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Christchurch Cathedral got severely damaged during the earthquake of 2011. It was being restored at the time of my visit to Christchurch. Would like to visit the same after it is fully restored.
Written November 30, 2019
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
Take your time to paid a visit to see the Cathedral in ruins, and discover by yourself what damage an earth quake can do to a building and to know that no old building is safe... So sad!
A sad reminder of what was and what is still to be done. Visit the city on on the 5th year anniversary of the earthquake and sad to experience the very little that seems to be happening in the centre. Wounder WHEN the city will make a decision what to do with this historic building. Even though there is still many empty buildings and lots of blocks where the buildings have been completely demolished.
Written March 7, 2016
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Josh P
Reno, NV934 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
The cathedral was destroyed by the Canterbury earthquakes. There is currently no activity in the area. It is not expected that the Cathedral will be fully “reinstated” until 2030. This is quite sad but nonetheless, the reality of the situation.
Written February 13, 2020
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