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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  • Cathedral de la Major is located far away from the center of Marseille, and basil, but not on the mountain, and near the waterfront. Very majestic and beautiful Catholic Church, both inside and out!))))
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  • All the world rushes on the good mother and quite rightly because she's gorgeous but little know and visit the Major and yet she has nothing to envy. With amazing and abundant architecture on the outside, you will be surprised by the welcome that will make you inside. Entering the Major, you enter a world of quiet contemplation. Surrounded by Byzantine arches and bathed in a spiritual background music, you will discover the beautiful ornaments of this Cathedral which, to name a few, the mosaics that cover the ground. Don't hesitate not to push the doors of this old lady, she awaits you.
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  • See, do not miss this place sublime.j' liked it a lot... Load of fabulous architecture histoire.et
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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.