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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  • October 5, 2017
    A splendid architecture, she very beautiful with its plot. Can u access via the pretty or the street of the baskets. A wonderful view terraces downstairs with the sea in front. A true place of meditation
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  • October 4, 2017
    She dominates the District of Joliette with his neo-Byzantine style! Certainly this is not the good mother, but remains an essential heritage monument of Marseille. With headquarters in full evolution and renovation, it gives him even more sparkle!
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  • October 3, 2017
    I attended a mass for the feast of the assumption which felt heat. wealth of ornament very good hearing value
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  • July 15, 2017
    Neo-byzantine style, built in XIX century. Big, pretty but souless. Tries to imitate something that can't reach at all. Lacks the charm of an ancient building. All the chapels are practically abandoned. At least the entrance is free and you can visit without being annoyed.
  • June 29, 2017
    Beautiful building, but couldn't really tell what made it unique from many other European cathedrals aside from the stripes. Inside was nice, but not much explanation of anything for visitors (at least in English).
  • July 20, 2017
    Visited with the guide of free tour marseille. Very magnificent church despite comparatively short period of time since its built. Mosaics on the floor are the highlights!
  • May 10, 2017
    After a long walk from Vieux Port under the sun, this Cathedral is a perfect place to cool down.
  • October 8, 2016
    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

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