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Address: Corner of Armargh and Gloucester Streets, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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Old market square

This was the original market square for the first settlers. It now boasts statues, a blend of Maori and European (including the trees along the river reputed to be from Napoleon's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the original market square for the first settlers. It now boasts statues, a blend of Maori and European (including the trees along the river reputed to be from Napoleon's garden on St. Helena. If the quakes haven't killed it, get a gander at the Bowker Fountain at night.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Peaceful and uncrowded, the current Victoria Square shows on the map as a green non-square park filled with many circles. It is worthy of a stroll, especially if you are walking to or from Victoria Street. While there are statues of Captain Cook and Queen Victoria, we were most attracted by the area around the Avon River and the old... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Victoria square is a historic square with seating areas. There is a lot of work being done around it at the moment which takes away from the tranquility it can provide. The old bridge is nice and the river next to it - when this has finished it will be a lovely place to sit on a lunch break or... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Victoria Square is a picturesque small parkland on the banks of the Avon River. Very tranquil area that is very well maintained. Nice statues of both Capt Cook and Queen Victoria as well as an interesting bridge over the Avon.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Even though certain areas of the park and surrounds are in the rebuild process there is still much to see and many decorative surrounds and monuments

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Christchurch is excellent choice to relax around Victoria Square. It is not a crowded and big compare to other cities.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Not overly big and not much to it but it was nice not many people there and a lot of construction about but thats christchurch i guess, it was ok

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Unfortunately, the place was totally deserted when we visited in the late afternoon. There was hardly any lights to ease the way in the darkness and the statues' somber faces only added to the gloomy and sad atmosphere. Must've been much more cheerful before the earthquake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

The few days that we stayed in Christchurch, we used this square as our passage everyday. It's a peaceful beautiful square. There are two statues there, one is Queen Victoria and the other one is Captain James Cook. The Avon river runs through this square, making the square more lovely and serene. We like to take breaks there and we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

This is a small urban park in the CBD, has a statue and an historic bridge over the Avon river but not really a destination for anything. Sometimes used for special events , better going to Hagley botanic gardens.

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