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Cathedral Square

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Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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About Cathedral Square

Located in the heart of Christchurch, Cathedral Square was once the main venue for citizen gatherings and is now the city's transportation hub. The high-profile building on the square is Christchurch Cathedral, a major landmark in Christchurch. The square is still a place for locals to relax. Every weekend, you can see a variety of street concerts and impromptu street performances. There will also be a lively market, selling T-shirts, sunglasses, paintings and handicrafts along the street, and even the wooden craft clock of the church shape, which makes sense.

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  • denis天涯任我行
    5.0

    Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand. Compared with the rest of South Island, it is a busy and prosperous place. There are golf courses everywhere in the streets. Along the streets, Gothic buildings in the 19th century are full of strong British flavor. No wonder it is called "the most British city outside Britain". Walking all the way towards the Church of Christchurch in downtown, many buildings are still full of holes and damages. In 2011, a major earthquake devastated the whole city, and the tragic traces are still dim. To this day, many buildings are still full of holes and damages. Christchurch is still in the process of being destroyed. This dynamic city in an excessive period is adding modern and innovative elements to its damaged cultural heritage. Victoria Square is located not far north of the Cathedral Square. It is the only way to go to the Cathedral Square. The square is surrounded by flowers and bushes. According to some sources, it used to be a shopping mall. After the establishment of the Queen Victoria statue in 1903, it was renamed Victoria Square. On the other side of the garden, there is a bronze statue of Captain Cook. The Cathedral Square is the historic center of Christchurch. It was built in 1881 as a landmark of the city. Unfortunately, the February 2011 earthquake brought devastating damage. The 63-meter-high spire collapsed, leaving only the lower part of the tower alive. Two subsequent earthquakes in June and December of the same year destroyed the precious colored glass of the cathedral. Glass round window, the essence of this 150-year-old building disappeared in people's vision. Today the church is still enclosed, surrounded by building materials, barbed wire, cold scaffolding instead of the elegant Gothic spire, the original graceful colored glass round window no longer exists, leaving ruins, only a wild chrysanthemum blooming proudly under the cross, a piece of golden. Christchurch Square will be transformed in the process of reconstruction. As a park and a "cardboard cathedral", New Zealanders may not live without a church. The church square was set with flower doors. When we stepped into it, we saw the precious round stained glass windows of the church fall to pieces. The beautiful window disappeared in sight, which made people feel very sad. On the other side of the church is the Holy Grail of the Millennium, which commemorates the millennium and the 150th anniversary of the founding of Christchurch and Canterbury. This abstract work of art, with its silvery appearance and inner blue color, is displayed in the shape of New Zealand tree fern leaves. It is overlapping and dazzling. If you look from the direction of the church, you will find it incompatible with it. Built near Christchurch Stadium. Outside the square is TheTram, shuttling between Cathedral Square and downtown shopping area. One is CityTour, the other is CityLoop, which surrounds the Christchurch city center, the church clock. It is a handicraft clock made of fallen wood from the earthquake-damaged Christchurch in Christchurch. The shape of the classic church is matched with exquisite log carvings. There is no souvenir more intentional than this wooden clock. That's right.

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  • Crystal2650
    5.0

    The Cathedral of Christchurch is located in the center of the city. It is one of the main symbols and important buildings of Christchurch. The Gothic style is full of elegance and charm. The 63-meter-high spire is the most important surface and spiritual symbol of Christchurch. The observation platform on the top of the tower can give a bird's eye view of the whole City and give a panoramic view of the whole garden city. The steeple imitates St. Paul's Church in England. It has 12 bells and can play different melodies.

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  • Crystal2650
    5.0

    Cathedral Square is located in the center of Christchurch City, New Zealand, where the cathedral is a landmark building of Christchurch City. There are inverted cone sculptures, red and black chessboard, art leisure chairs, color mural walls, trams running through them, and some street performances, which make the square full of strong artistic flavor...

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  • juki235
    5.0

    The Cathedral Square of Christchurch is at the end of its maintenance phase. It was damaged badly in the last Christchurch earthquake. Fortunately, it has been repaired smoothly. Some areas have been repaired and opened to the public. It is said that a monument to the great earthquake will be built here. I believe it will be seen in the next time.

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  • 乖小咪
    5.0
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    基督城大教堂广场是基督城最为中心的广场,在大地震中损毁的大教堂就坐落在广场上。广场上人来人往非常的热闹,虽然大教堂还没有修复,但这里依旧每天人流熙熙攘攘,是基督城最为热闹的地方。

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  • 双攀贸易通天下
    5.0

    The Cathedral Square in Christchurch is the center of the city. It was damaged badly in the earthquake, but it's almost restored now. The cathedral has been basically restored and opened to the outside world. Cathedral Square has also restored the livelihood of the past, people are very busy.

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  • denis天涯任我行
    4.0
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    基督城大教堂广场是克莱斯特彻奇的历史中心,位于广场中央,教堂始建于1881年,是这座城市的地标,可惜2011年2月的地震带来了毁灭性的破坏,教堂63米高的尖塔发生坍塌,只有塔身的下半段残存下来,随后同年的6月和12月的两次地震毁坏了教堂珍贵的彩色玻璃圆花窗,这座拥有150年历史的建筑精华消失在人们的视野中,如今教堂仍处在封闭之中,四周堆满了建筑材料,隔着铁丝网,冰冷的脚手架代替了优雅情韵的哥特式尖塔,原先雍容华贵的彩色玻璃圆花窗不复存在,留下废墟一片,只有十字架下一朵朵野菊花傲然怒放,金灿灿一片……基督城在重建过程中,大教堂广场将被改造成一座公园,不过按照日本设计师ShigeruBan的设计,在MadrasSt和HerefordSt两条街的交叉路口,搭建了一座“纸板大教堂”,在生活中,新西兰人可不能没有教堂。教堂广场设置了花门,步入其中看见那教堂珍贵的彩色玻璃圆花窗碎落一地,漂亮的花窗消失在视线之中,让人惋惜。交通选择一条是CityTour,另一条CityLoop,基本环绕着基督城市中心,附近可玩地方有SterMall,是个货运集装箱改建的大市场。

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  • 数字先锋
    5.0

    The cathedral is a Gothic architectural style full of elegance, and its 63-meter-high spire is the most important landmark of Christchurch. After the earthquake in 2011, the steeple collapsed and was hard to repair. It is now in ruins, but it is still worth seeing. The Cathedral Square is not big. On one side was the church after the earthquake, protected by a fence. People leave words on the walls and flowers. On one side is the Millennium Cup in the square. On the edge of the square is a huge chessboard, on which every piece can be moved to entertain passers-by as a public facility.

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  • 张老师
    5.0

    It's sunny and sunny, and it's a good day to go to the downtown Cathedral Square to see the progress of reconstruction after the earthquake, but unfortunately there is no progress. The next stop is Mona Vale Private Garden, which is less than 5 minutes'drive from Hagrid Park in the center of Christchurch. Private property is now open for public visits. Cafe Restaurant, Avon River, wooden bridges, various kinds of plants, ponds, beautiful scenery are planted in the garden. It is amazing that this is a private garden, but here is one of the must-see attractions to Christchurch.

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  • 聪明的笨羊
    5.0

    Due to the earthquakes of the past few years, many parts of Christchurch are still being repaired, especially in the urban area, which is basically a large construction site. Cathedral Square is a downtown area, with stalls and gift shops, where the price of honey is basically the same as anywhere else. The cathedral was also being repaired. It was surrounded and could not be visited. So it took some pictures outside.

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