Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

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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. Plan to visit Cathédrale La Major during your Marseille vacation using our convenient Marseille tourist route planner.
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  • A beautiful piece of intricate architecture towering above the street breathtaking and a great selfie background  more »
  • The beauty of the architecture of this Cathedral can be seen from all different angles and you will be impressed for its beauty. Good spot to walk around, have a coffee/gelato.  more »
  • I visited the church after walking from the Old Port. The church looks different from older churches in Paris and elsewhere around Europe. It reflects how Marseille has been a unique part of France. I...  more »
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  • After a long walk from Vieux Port under the sun, this Cathedral is a perfect place to cool down.
  • 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.
  • Historic monument in marseille, which is seen for miles around. Please respect the peace inside, and enjoy your visit!
  • Beautiful! It's amazing to think about how they built this so long ago and how long it must have taken.