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Cardboard Cathedral

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

cathedral is a very unique architecture which you can not miss. build after the earthquake . bought some gifts from gift shop for my family.

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed yesterday

Quite a walk from the old cathedral. Not really cardboard, the roof and windows and most inside is not. Only visible cardboard is really the round sono tubes used for the roof beams.

Thank alsupremo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Japanese-designed temporary structure serves as Christchurch's temporary cathedral. Constructed almost entirely of cardboard and plywood, and built at extreme speed, it's a testament to how great design can still offer aesthetic beauty in a temporary structure. A genuine triumph over adversity and well with...More

Thank lauriecrow
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cathedral is small but has an interesting architectural design and more known for its significance after the earthquake.

Thank SY S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The architecture is fascinating, given the circumstances. A docent offered to tell us about the church and she was very pleasant. There is a gift shop...oddly, you enter that before the church, but I guess they’re trying to raise money to repair the damaged, original...More

Thank wynterwynd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The “Cardboard Cathedral” is a marvel in architecture. The slope in its roof gave those who enter it a sense of space and awe. We were blessed to be able to attend a weekday evensong service and hear the men’s choir leading the service.

Thank Jill1230
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While the outside is attractive the church inside seemed very plain, although I did visit after a Sunday service so couldn't get a very good look around.

Thank gaz1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife had put this as our first stop of the day as we were walking/exploring Christchurch, and as is customary, I amble along with the plan, following the path of least resistance, knowing this makes for a happy Wife and peaceful life. Expecting just...More

Thank andrew55b
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is well worth a look. It provides a simple but somewhat temporary solution for a place of Worship in this shaky city

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were lovely and very hospitable. It was amazing to see the architecture and learn more about how CHC is surviving post-earthquake.

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
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13 November 2017|
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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.