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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  • It is ending the beautiful neighborhood of Le Panier, very close to the recovered Mucem area and the sea. We entered without much expectation and were pleasantly surprised. Since the facade is very different in black and white, although much of this covered with scaffolding for maintenance, the interior is majestic and large.
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  • This Cathedral is beautiful with very interesting architecture. Unfortunately the front was covered by scaffolding when I visited but I still managed to appreciate its grandeur. Lovely inside too and ...  more »
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  • Great architecture and interesting history. The cathedral is overlooking the sea so the location is quite nice too. Unfortunately they are restoring the facade so if you’re planning to take a pic of it you may be disappointed (my experience in Sep 2019). Other than that the building is worth visiting, it’s peaceful and architecturally remarkable.
  • Truly magnificent. Words and pictures can not do it justice. Go and visit and enjoy the colours of the place and the magnificent tiled floors. Pity the from is undergoing restoration atm (Aug2019) and is covered in scaffolding.
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