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Visit to the "Cardboard Cathedral" for an organ recital.

The "Cardboard Cathedral" - named for the cardboard columns on the inside of its roof - is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Not far from the big one :)

At about 6 pm, there was like a congregation going on inside, so I wasn't able to enter, but I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada
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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The "Cardboard Cathedral" - named for the cardboard columns on the inside of its roof - is a delight to visit. It was built after the 2010-10 earthquakes as a temporary building. The anteroom is bright and has plenty of colour for such a building,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

At about 6 pm, there was like a congregation going on inside, so I wasn't able to enter, but I would say it was worth stopping by just to view the "kind-of-unique" design (mainly due to its roof which "for the most part" is this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting to have a look around and learn about the history. Would recommend a look even if you're not into churches.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting building with some good guides to tell you about it and all the little details bring it to life.

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual and worth a visit. When the Cathedral of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch was damaged during the Earthquake, an Architect, Shigeru Ban designed the building as a temporary place of Worship until the original Cathedral is restored. It seats around 700 people. Nifty idea...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make a short trip here when scrolling around in the city. It is new as the old get damage. Good service and i special like the wood inside

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a quick look and ended up staying an hour . Chaz took us on a tour that was heart felt and passionate. We felt his loss for his city and loved his sense of fun . Do yourself a favour .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the earthquake the Kiwis set about building a sustainable and eco friendly cathedral to replace the one so badly damaged in the earthquake. It is nicknamed the cardboard cathedral because the round poles/struts are actually made of layers and layers of a specially treated...More

Thank Deena63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so interesting to read about the process of rebuilding this church. The stained glass window is so special. Fascinating piece of architecture.

Thank 11Cab11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to the 2011 earthquake, they built this Cathedral very fast with ecological materials (cardboard mainly) with a very resistent structure that is astonishing.

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Response from sbj3 | Reviewed this property |
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.