Fodor's Expert Review Victoria Square
This square was named for Queen Victoria in her jubilee year. On its north side sits the damaged Town Hall, which is undergoing a restoration project, to reopen in 2018. Community consultation in 2015 resulted in a plan to restore the square, keeping its character and heritage. A poupou, a tall, carved, wood column in the square, acknowledges the site's history as a significant trading point between Māori and the European settlers. It is home to Christchurch's oldest iron bridge, a floral clock, two fountains, and statues of Queen Victoria and Captain Cook.