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Cardboard Cathedral

234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 0046
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Beautiful

Amazing building. The design is excellent, I've seen nothing like it. It is a landmark but also a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
117trevor53
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Hard to Believe it is made of Cardboard!

Everything in this Episcopal Church is unbelievable! The parishioners did the work to create this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marianne F
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Atlanta, Ga
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234 Hereford St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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+64 3-366 0046
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing building. The design is excellent, I've seen nothing like it. It is a landmark but also a place of worship.

Thank 117trevor53
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything in this Episcopal Church is unbelievable! The parishioners did the work to create this incredible feat of architecture and construction. Sit in one of the chairs and understand what a creative mind made this happen!

Thank Marianne F
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the first place we visited in Christchurch and was truly inspiring. What made the visit extra special was talking to someone heavily involved in the church. He was a kind and chatty gentleman and he gave us further insight into Christchurch, and the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

15 minutes is all that is needed to view this unique NZ cardboard Cathedral erected after the devasting earthquake. Despite being able to hold 700 people there is a warm and intimate atmosphere. The shop sells a selection of good quality N Z made gifts....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Inspiring and yet at the same time brought a mixture of emotions, with the old cathedral standing wrecked in the main square. This beautiful yet simple place reminded us that worship does not require grandeur.

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A transitional church after the earthquake before the rebuild of the new church. Everything is made out of cardboard tubes. If you don't know anything about the church, you would not guess that it was made out of tubes. Good idea. Beautiful too, a must...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cathedral ahs been constructed following the earthquake and damage to the cathedral in the town Sq It’s a lovely reflective spot with helpful guides and attendants Worth a visit while in Christchurch

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m told the Cathedral was a temporary building. Interesting concept. Very sad that Christchurch still has bit recovered from the major disaster they have experienced. Not at all a Cathedral.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just think this is the most amazingly versatile building. I have never been to a service here, but apparently the acoustics are superb. We often take visitors here, just to show them what can be done. There is a beautiful shop,selling high quality and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on a trip around Christchurch, we wanted to find the "Cardboard Cathedral" - and were very pleasantly surprised at the whole structure and its ambience. We joined in a 20 minute service which is held every Friday lunchtime. Helpful staff - and quality crafts...More

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dannykwok
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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.
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