Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

4.4
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Very beautiful and in an ideal location overloooking the ocean and the Mucen,its a great place to visit,its also net to a museum! Great balades!  more »
  • another one big church, one from the bes sights in Marseille. Even i was visit a day with rain some pictures here was must. Some repairs outside the church make it more difficult. Try to visit early.....  more »
  • This an impressive building. Cathedrale de la Major dates to around the 12th century, however the present structure was built in the 19th century. It is built in a beautiful Byzantine architectural.....  more »
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  • Great architecture and interesting history. The cathedral is overlooking the sea so the location is quite nice too. Unfortunately they are restoring the facade so if you’re planning to take a pic of it you may be disappointed (my experience in Sep 2019). Other than that the building is worth visiting, it’s peaceful and architecturally remarkable.
  • Truly magnificent. Words and pictures can not do it justice. Go and visit and enjoy the colours of the place and the magnificent tiled floors. Pity the from is undergoing restoration atm (Aug2019) and is covered in scaffolding.
  • This centuries old cathedral in Marseille France was being maintained when we visited in July. What a gorgeous structure inside and out. Would love to go back when they finish the repairs.
  • Very nice and beautiful cathedral. As well from the outside (unfortunately part of the front was in the scaffolding) as well on the inside. As always are the cathedrals very mystical.
  • A must-see for baroque architecture fans. Particularly well situated at water's edge. Please bear in mind this is an active community church / parish; selfies during Sunday mass will get you lots of disapproving stares (as well they should).

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