A Gorgeous Gothic Discovery

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by midtownmjd on May 26, 2010

When I first reached the Arts Centre on an early-morning walk, I was disappointed to learn that I was too early for its celebrated weekend market—until I started wandering around the Arts Centre. It makes for exciting exploring in its own right.

The gorgeous Gothic campus is unique in that everything is completely accessible. Many of the rooms have been turned into crafts shops, and there is public art and statues throughout. I loved seeing wings named Biology and Physics still in use, if not in the same way as they once were, with cafes, bars, and restaurants. There’s also the Dux de Lux microbrewery, an observation tower that opens to the public on Friday nights, an information center, and a cinema. International food stalls were opening up one by one as I walked around.

The cloisters area was especially beautiful, but between all the quads and wings, one could spend a long time wandering around in awe.
Arts Centre
Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3 363 2836?


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