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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  • The Cathedral dominates the skyline and gives you a wonderful view over the Old Port once you have arrived. It's incredible in scale and decoration. 
    The Cathedral dominates the skyline and gives you a wonderful view over the Old Port once you have arrived. It's incredible in scale and decoration.  more »
  • Beautiful and majestic. Organ is amazing. Walking distance from anywhere in Marseilles. On the bus route as well. Recommend a visit, even if just for the architecture 
    Beautiful and majestic. Organ is amazing. Walking distance from anywhere in Marseilles. On the bus route as well. Recommend a visit, even if just for the architecture  more »
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  • Huge, beautiful, amazing... Can't say much more as being near only gives an unimaginable feeling. Went early morning and looked close, so could not see the beauty inside, but just the view from the outside is amazing. The building is under renovation currently.
  • 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!

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