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Christ Church Cathedral

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Address: Church Hill, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-548 1008

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Lovely to be able to walk up the road to the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson. What beautiful stained glass windows!

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely to be able to walk up the road to the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral in Nelson. What beautiful stained glass windows!

Thank Nerida A
New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good workout hiking up to this lovely old cathedral in a delightful hilltop garden setting. Begun in 1925 & completed in 1965! A few planning issues & a world war along the way! Always, in a busy travel itinerary, a space of calm is to be found in these tranquil places of worship. In the streets surrounding the cathedral... More 

Thank hikeforcalm2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church, the interior is stunning as is the stained glass windows. There are quite a few steps to climb but worth the effort.

Thank HampshireTrekker
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can either drive up to the Cathedral, walk up the main steps from the end of Trafalgar street or walk up by some of the lovely pathways. There is a huge organ in the church and some lovely stain glass windows. Very peaceful inside. From the front of the church you get a view back down the main street... More 

Thank owlesey
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so sad to see this beautiful building in partial ruins. It is held together with a steel exoskeleton with a gaping hole in the roof and birds flying in and out. If you saw it pre-earthquake you will be amazed at the change. The current issue is who should pay for the rebuild, if a rebuild is feasible.

Thank George k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of steps to the cathedral but it is a spectacular building and worth a visit. We did it one evening and there were a surprising numbers of tourists around.

Thank filligirl
Yunlin, Taiwan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's just nearby the city central, very easy to approach. The atmosphere in Church is quiet and holy, but it's pity that I missed the rehearsal when I arrived.

Thank shihyin1001
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on a hill with commanding views of the area. The cathedral is impressive inside and out. well worth putting on your list of things to see.

Thank WilliamRG2014
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

The cathedral/church is worth a visit. It's not particularly extraordinary, but we enjoyed our visit and were lucky enough to visit it when an instrumental trio was practising for an evening performance. Lovely.

Thank Jean T
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were staying near the church and wandered through quite by chance, on our way to downtown. What a beautiful place...so quiet and serene. So nice to find a church that is actually open to the public.

Thank Kathio

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