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 is one of the largest cathedrals I've ever been to see and it's a must visit. It looks awesome from the outside with it's beautiful entrance and multiple domes to the rear. However, once inside.....  more
    This is one of the largest cathedrals I've ever been to see and it's a must visit. It looks awesome from the outside with it's beautiful entrance and multiple domes to the rear. However, once inside.....  more »
  • Visited Marseille on a port day from a cruise ship. Bus took us to Juliette stop from where we took the short walk to the cathedral. First view was of the back of the cathedral and due to its... 
    Visited Marseille on a port day from a cruise ship. Bus took us to Juliette stop from where we took the short walk to the cathedral. First view was of the back of the cathedral and due to its...  more »
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  • 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.

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