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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  • As our Lady of the guard, sumptuous style Byzantine romano building... Feeling of great reverence. Beautiful Gregorian chants broadcast during the visit. Beautiful environment.
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  • This cathedral dominates the area near the end of the cruise liner terminals. Absolutely massive inside and well worth waiting in Marseille an extra day for it to open up after undergoing maintenance.  more »
  • See priority with the good mother, our Lady of the guard. And mucem. Then do not hesitate to follow the ledge until boreli...
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  • Beautiful Cathedral in the center of Marseille. A strange mix of romantic and gothic style. The visit is simple and might please more people who like such religious structures. I recommend it if you are passing through.
  • This cathedral is quite impressive in size, it's interior is as gorgeous as it's exteriors. The entry is free.
  • Even if you aren't religious, it's worth a visit. It's not that impressive like other churches but quite nice. Only the army or police patrols shocked me a little.
  • To the untrained eye, you will never know what this building is until you saw the Cross because this is so unique!!!
  • Beautiful cathedral and amazing view of the port of Marseille. I recommend visit it at sunset time, so you will get fantastic pictures. There are restaurants and coffees, so you san make a stop and enjoy of view. Also there’s museum of cinema.

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