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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. Plan to visit Cathédrale La Major during your Marseille vacation using our convenient Marseille tourist route planner.
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  • Enormous building - just look at the model painstakingly made from matchsticks to get an idea of the size and complexity of the building. The mosaic floors and decorated walls and vaults are great exa...  more »
  • Less known as the good mother this Cathedral is simply splendid. I recommend the walk by the sea around the Muceum, the visit of the District of the basket and the charity Vizille, all nearby
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  • Unfortunately we could only see the facade, it was in the works and it was impossible to visit it in its interior. Building imposes, is already in the modern area, although you insert you quickly in the old port or in a typical district of Marseille. We have as a pending task, along with Notre Dame's Garda.
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  • If you ignore the blaring car horns of French traffic outside, this cathedral is a beautiful sanctuary. I really enjoyed the videos and ample information regarding the history of the cathedral
  • If you go to Marseille you need to go there!!! You can walk up there, drive or take a bus. The view is beautiful.
  • Beautiful! It's amazing to think about how they built this so long ago and how long it must have taken.
  • Historic monument in marseille, which is seen for miles around. Please respect the peace inside, and enjoy your visit!
  • Massive Cathedral, well worth the walk to see it. Great location right by the water. Be sure to walk all the way around to truly appreciate the beauty of this place.