Cathedrale De La Major, Marseille

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Cathedrale De La Major, Marseille - Address, Phone Number

Address: Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France

Phone: +33-491905287

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

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It’s just a really big, really impressive looking cathedral. The building you see today was built on the remains of a smaller 12th century Romanesque cathedral of which only the choir and a bay of nave remain. Even before that there was a 5th century church on the spot. The current cathedral is Byzantine-Roman in style and it’s the sixth largest cathedral in the world. Upto 3000 people can be seated inside at a time. It’s the seat of the Arch-Diocese of Marseilles.

Cathedrale De La Major Information

  • A.k.a Sainte Marie Majeure & Marseille Cathedral.

How To reach Cathedrale De La Major by Public Transport

  • Ask locals which buses run to the Cathedral.

Restaurants Near Cathedrale De La Major

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  • Not as beautiful outside as the Gothic cathedrals of France, this neo-Byzantine cathedral makes up for it inside - very ornate with a magnificent ceiling, statuary and mosaics.. Well-worthwhile visiting.

  • Neo-byzantine style, built in XIX century. Big, pretty but souless. Tries to imitate something that can't reach at all. Lacks the charm of an ancient building. All the chapels are practically abandoned. At least the entrance is free and you can visit without being annoyed.

  • Beautiful building, but couldn't really tell what made it unique from many other European cathedrals aside from the stripes. Inside was nice, but not much explanation of anything for visitors (at least in English).

  • Visited with the guide of free tour marseille. Very magnificent church despite comparatively short period of time since its built. Mosaics on the floor are the highlights!

  • After a long walk from Vieux Port under the sun, this Cathedral is a perfect place to cool down.

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