ChristChurch Cathedral - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama taken inside ChristChurch Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand. The image was taken part way down the nave and shows the interior of the Gothic church, stained glass windows and large rose window.
ChristChurch Cathedral - FURTHER INFORMATION
ChristChurch Cathedral - Christchurch visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'ChristChurch Cathedral' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Canterbury.
ChristChurch Cathedral is the Anglican cathedral church in Christchurch. This Gothic cathedral was built in the 19C and stands on the eastern edge of Cathedral Square. The corner stone was laid in 1864, but building the cathedral was hampered by lack of finances. The nave and tower were consecrated by 1881 and the whole church completed in 1904. The church has a 63m high spire.
It was originally intended that ChristChurch Cathedral was to be built of wood, but this changed when a good source of local stone was discovered on the Banks Peninsula.
Entrance to the Cathedral is free. It is possible to ascend the very narrow staircase up the tower to a fantastic viewpoint high above the city and offering panoramic views for miles around. There is a charge for this.
As well as a place of worship, ChristChurch Cathedral is often used for concerts, recitals and performances. The church has a splending organ, and occasionally holds organ recitals. Lists of events and services of ChristChurch Cathedral are found on the ChristChurch Cathedral website.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tram: Cathedral Square