Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

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Cathédrale La Major has been a Roman Catholic cathedral since 1896, and has been registered as a heritage building since 1840. The present cathedral was built in the Byzantine-Roman style in the mid-19th century, by architects Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu. The site has been used for cathedrals since the fifth century. Some modest structures remain from the largely demolished earlier cathedral. By using our Marseille route maker app, you can arrange your visit to Cathédrale La Major and other attractions in Marseille.
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  • This is one of the largest cathedrals I've ever been to see and it's a must visit. It looks awesome from the outside with it's beautiful entrance and multiple domes to the rear. However, once inside.....  more
    This is one of the largest cathedrals I've ever been to see and it's a must visit. It looks awesome from the outside with it's beautiful entrance and multiple domes to the rear. However, once inside.....  more »
  • Visited Marseille on a port day from a cruise ship. Bus took us to Juliette stop from where we took the short walk to the cathedral. First view was of the back of the cathedral and due to its... 
    Visited Marseille on a port day from a cruise ship. Bus took us to Juliette stop from where we took the short walk to the cathedral. First view was of the back of the cathedral and due to its...  more »
  • A beautiful cathedral and well worth a quick look around. At this time of year they also have a beautiful naivety display. Obviously on the sea front so good luck with all the pics you will take! 
    A beautiful cathedral and well worth a quick look around. At this time of year they also have a beautiful naivety display. Obviously on the sea front so good luck with all the pics you will take!  more »
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  • Gorgeous cathedral, especially on the outside, now that most renovations are done. Also worth a stroll inside, with a few interesting scenes, and some focus and memorabilia around Johnny Halliday. Some of the glass stained windows and the mosaics are really quite spectacular!
  • Impressive building - Roman Catholic cathedrale, completed in 1896. Beautiful, calm interior that you can enter and enjoy for free. Just pity, that besides one sign you cannot find any information in English for foreign tourists there.
  • Especially now that it’s renovated, the Cathedrale La Major is a gorgeous Byzantine church that is dazzling. We enjoyed the sunset here, as you can see in the photos. It’s gorgeous on the outside and has opulent interiors as well. It’s a big treat to see and you shouldn’t miss it.
  • This is the main Catholic Cathedral for Marseille, and it is very unique Romano-Byzentine style in Europe! The floor was full of mosaic, and columns were made of different stones in multi-color formation. It was originally built to protect the sea faring people and to welcome visiting ships and seamen. The facade in the evening was most beautiful and warmest as it was facing the setting sun 🌅 You have the best spot to watch the sunset over Mediterranean Sea! Cheers!
  • This Cathedral has historic value and represents a lot for the city. It's huge and certainly possess lovely mosaics which one must pay attention to and admire. It has been undertaking often maintenance and looks amazing. A must when you are visiting Marseille.

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