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Christ Church Cathedral

Church Hill, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-548 1008
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Interior is Far More Attractive

The exterior of this neo-Gothic (mislabeled "Art Deco" by Lonely Planet) cathedral is stark and not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry P
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Fargo, North Dakota
Beautiful Gardens but ugly Cathedral

We visited Nelson in the early evening and admired the gardens surrounding the cathedral including... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BBTrisha
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Cambridge, England
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Church Hill, Nelson, New Zealand
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"beautiful stained glass windows"
in 17 reviews
"bell tower"
in 10 reviews
"trafalgar street"
in 9 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 7 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 6 reviews
"gardens surrounding"
in 3 reviews
"impressive building"
in 3 reviews
"downtown nelson"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"middle of town"
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"interesting history"
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"walk around"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth the effort"
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"lovely walk"
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"new zealand"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exterior of this neo-Gothic (mislabeled "Art Deco" by Lonely Planet) cathedral is stark and not very appealing. The interior with its stained glass windows and commemorative plaques is far more attractive. The surrounding gardens are also nice.

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Nelson in the early evening and admired the gardens surrounding the cathedral including a beautiful memorial garden.There are steps leading up to the cathedral which could make it stand out as an impressive sight. It is made from local stone which is admirable...More

Thank BBTrisha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch in one of the cafe's in the street below and then walked up the steps and around the cathedral- they had an enchanting Christmas tree exhibition - which was from a local competition. Christmas decorations are very subtle in NZ compared to...More

Thank GlinysW
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church and gardens surrounding the church are beautiful. The steps are a nice sunny place to stop and take in the view

Thank whiti5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens surrounding the Cathedral are actually what is worth visiting as well as the view from the back of the cathedral looking north along Trafalgar Street.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This cathedral is well worth a visit while in Nelson or nearby. It has beautiful surroundings, and stained glass windows inside. It was interesting reading the history of it, and it has a great spot in Nelson on a high hill overlooking the city.

Thank laura714
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The location and the church building are beautiful. I expected more people to be present on Christmas Day. Nice architecture and a view of the town.

Thank Travel3652
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I cannot make up my mind, its big and grey. If you have time go, if not you can feel its not the number one attraction.

1  Thank alastair n
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This is an amazing structure with beautiful stained glass windows and classic cathedral fixtures. The cathedral tower is a landmark in Nelson so the church is easy to find and has good parking facilities. We were made welcome and permitted to take photos inside the...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We walked around the town and saw this beautiful church on the hill. It has a rich history and is particularly pretty outside.

Thank Kim K
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