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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great to see the city getting back on its feet but the Cathedral is still a very sobering sight. Try to visit on a Friday when the food trucks and the market is in full swing. If you are there on a Sunday walk down...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andrew_from_OZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral was damaged in 2011 and is being renovated. It is a stop on the hop on/off bus and the park area is pretty in front of the Cathedral near the tram station

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ZeebruggeExplorer
Reviewed 14 September 2019

The square was pretty full and bustling on both of the days we were there. It was good on the Friday for the food market. It had a lot of choice for food and was good. There were a lot of tradies getting food and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ginges_revenge
Reviewed 13 September 2019

However, the surrounds are currently undergoing a massive rebuild, the square is quite active with a daily farmers, souvenir, type market, with food vans dotted around, all in all a nice atmosphere.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

I have heard that they have 30 rock masons working on the church, they still have a ways to go. I preferred to dwell on the undamaged parts!

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 1 April 2019 via mobile

Had chicken and beef Satays from the Singapore truck, and lamb wraps from the Middle eastern truck, along with Ginger beer It was great! Many trucks to choose from up until 9:00 PM on a Friday night. (German, Asian, bbq and many more) Fun experience,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan J
Reviewed 27 March 2019

The Square is a nice place for the farmers market style tents and stuff, and the occasional statue is interesting but ... (it's for me a really big "butt" ... I have a mirror, after all) I've been in this rodeo of town "Squares" before...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 15 March 2019

Evidence everywhere that Christchurch has so much work still to do, despite all the work and new buildings that have been erected since 2011. The church itself is a stark reminder of what took place. From Cathedral Square there is a lot of information boards...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 13 March 2019

Arriving and driving/walking around Christchurch without paying too much attention can give you the impression the city is totally fine... until you start noticing several buildings completely empty, but nothing is more shocking than seeing Cathedral Square. Surrounded by fences and walls with few high...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rodrigoelp
Reviewed 10 February 2019

Sadly, still a lot of damage from a major earthquake several years ago. The old cathedral is still being repaired after being almost completely destroyed. Lots of activity in the square on a summer afternoon, with families enjoying street performers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jennifer M
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