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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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  • Very pretty Cathedral outside as inside. Attention at the time of the mass to be able to visit
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  • The Cathedral was built between 1852 and 1893, the architect Leon Vaudoyer, in a period of considerable economic, social and demographic growth of the city. During the same period other important buildings were made, for example: the palazzo della Borsa (1852), palazzo del Faro (1854), the Palace of Arts (1864) and the basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (1864). The Cathedral was designated a minor basilica by Pope Leo XIII on 24 January 1896 and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille and a national monument of France.
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  • Really amazing and beautiful, you can't miss this Cathedral, it is so impressive, the inside is really beautiful to visit.
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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.