Christchurch is a city steeped in English tradition at the opposite end of the world.
Even though immigration boom has shifted the English conservatism within the city, Christchurch is still less urbanized than Auckland and less liberal than Wellington. This is a destination that has resisted modern change and that makes Christchurch a perfect base to explore old English traditions and past days.
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As soon as you arrive to the city, Christchurch will immerse you in the atmosphere of long gone days. In the center of the city you will see the symbol of the city - a grand Anglican cathedral set against a background of old trams crossing the city in turn with red double-decker buses. In Christchurch everything is done with regard to traditions. Attractions include;
- Christchurch Cathedral, built in 1904, the Cathedral is the most famous landmark in the city
- The Botanic Gardens, more than 30ha of exotic flora and fauna to explore at the beautiful backdrop of the Avon River
- Canterbury Museum offers colonial, Maori and natural history displays
- International Antarctic Centre, a place to take the Antarctic experience with simulated polar weather and penguins
- The Yaldhurst Museum is interesting for its collection of classic and vintage vehicles to see and explore in the city
From the start Christchurch was a very English city. The Gothic architecture and the construction of the Cathedral pushed Christchurch to the hands of the gentry. In Christchurch sacred buildings became more usual than pubs, and cafes. As soon as it was incorporated in 1862, the city has changed its character. The immigrants arriving in the area shape the multicultural splendor of Christchurch. Since then it has grown in terms of population to the number of 376,700 residents all busy with new industries in the city.
Sustained mainly by agriculture, Christchurch made its money through malting, seed development and dressing, wool and meat processing, and small biotechnology operations. Job opportunities attracted foreigners to the city and today Christchurch is referred to as a multicultural city in New Zealand.
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