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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: Church Hill, Nelson, New Zealand
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Beautiful View, Too.

We were staying near the church and wandered through quite by chance, on our way to downtown. What a beautiful place...so quiet and serene. So nice to find a church that is... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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Canada
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161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were staying near the church and wandered through quite by chance, on our way to downtown. What a beautiful place...so quiet and serene. So nice to find a church that is actually open to the public.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This Cathedral is unique . The back of it looks to me to be more modern but the front of the building more traditional . It's massive inside and quite beautiful .

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Thank Tracey J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

After the neo-Gothic cathedral was severely damaged in the 2011 earthquake, the people were divided on whether to rebuild the old cathedral or build a new one. They are still debating it, but in 2013 decided to build a Transitional Cathedral using cardboard, local wood, and steel. It has a polished concrete floor and a polycarbonate roof, but has cardboard... More 

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Thank yank
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Enjoyed the helpful interpretation signage inside. Enjoyed reading the history publication and also the latest newsletter. It would be a great church to be part of.

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Thank 980rosemarym
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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798 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

As we entered the compact cathedral, the choir began their rehearsal. Very nice timing for us and so good that they keep the doors open for all of us to enjoy. We sat and listened and then quietly looked around admiring the modern stained glass windows and noticing a plaque commemorating the heroism of the people of Britain during the... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You are struck by the beauty of the stained glass up against the relative austerity of the grey internal stonework. The building and the surrounding grounds are immaculate. Inside there are interesting memorial plaques to past New Zealanders. Very interesting.

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Thank MrsBiffo
Dunfermline
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had a walk round ad in this beautiful church. Always love visiting churches when away and if interested in these, it is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Sandra R
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

High on it's hill the Christ Church Cathedral stands over the city of Nelson. Take a short trip up to visit the bright and airy interior with a modern labyrinth and impressive organ.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

You can see the tower to this cathedral from miles away. Easy to find on Castle Hill the cathedral is very impressive with large archways throughout. Its worth climbing the stairs for.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Set of the high street and on a hill the tower is very impressive. Inside the cathedral it is cavernous with beautiful round stone pillars. The stain glass windows are beautiful on a sunny day.

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