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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  • This an impressive building. Cathedrale de la Major dates to around the 12th century, however the present structure was built in the 19th century. It is built in a beautiful Byzantine architectural.....  more »
  • Very large and impressive cathedral adjacent to the Old Port of Marseille and not far from the MuCEM. There are so many impressive cathedrals in France this is a 3.5 ...not quite a 4. More than...  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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