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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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Cathédrale La Major reviews
beautiful old building, we visited it with a guide, and it was very impressive to hear all rhe stories.
beautiful old building, we visited it with a guide, and it was very impressive to hear all rhe stories. more »
Awesome place! Luv the old architecture and the majesty of this cathedral in Marseille. Once inside the chuch the huge space is simple amazing! If you like old architecture and impressive building.... more
Awesome place! Luv the old architecture and the majesty of this cathedral in Marseille. Once inside the chuch the huge space is simple amazing! If you like old architecture and impressive building.... more »
If you take any boat trip out of the harbor or end up at Fort St Jean, it is impossible to miss this imposing building. Without the advantage of being at the top of a high hill like the Basilica, it.... more
If you take any boat trip out of the harbor or end up at Fort St Jean, it is impossible to miss this imposing building. Without the advantage of being at the top of a high hill like the Basilica, it.... more »
A beautiful cathedral inside and out. It cuts an imposing sight on the edge of the sea, visible to all who enter Marseille Port from many miles away. It is decorated in a beautiful marble style inside and out, and sits in a lovely square, giving it lots of room to stand out in its surroundings. Inside it is so peaceful. The marble pillars and mosaic floors really are stunning. This really is a beautiful cathedral.
Gorgeous cathedral, especially on the outside, now that most renovations are done. Also worth a stroll inside, with a few interesting scenes, and some focus and memorabilia around Johnny Halliday. Some of the glass stained windows and the mosaics are really quite spectacular!
Impressive building - Roman Catholic cathedrale, completed in 1896. Beautiful, calm interior that you can enter and enjoy for free. Just pity, that besides one sign you cannot find any information in English for foreign tourists there.
Especially now that it’s renovated, the Cathedrale La Major is a gorgeous Byzantine church that is dazzling. We enjoyed the sunset here, as you can see in the photos. It’s gorgeous on the outside and has opulent interiors as well. It’s a big treat to see and you shouldn’t miss it.
This is the main Catholic Cathedral for Marseille, and it is very unique Romano-Byzentine style in Europe! The floor was full of mosaic, and columns were made of different stones in multi-color formation. It was originally built to protect the sea faring people and to welcome visiting ships and seamen. The facade in the evening was most beautiful and warmest as it was facing the setting sun 🌅 You have the best spot to watch the sunset over Mediterranean Sea! Cheers!
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