Cathedrale de la Major

Cathedrale de la Major, Marseille

Cathedrale de la Major
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Caroline Njaramba
Nimes, France46 contributions
Great and sacred visit not to be missed
Sep 2020
Very beautiful and in an ideal location overloooking the ocean and the Mucen,its a great place to visit,its also net to a museum! Great balades!
Written September 28, 2020
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Antony P
Patras, Greece436 contributions
another one big church but nice to photo
Sep 2020
another one big church, one from the bes sights in Marseille. Even i was visit a day with rain some pictures here was must. Some repairs outside the church make it more difficult. Try to visit early the morning without many people.
Written September 22, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,908 contributions
Impressive building
Jul 2019
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 style. It is a very large church and can be seen from long distances. When we saw it the facade was partly covered for renovations. It is in a central location and many other sights are nearby. It is worth visiting.
Written June 29, 2020
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luv2ride
Maryland586 contributions
Grand cathedral rated 3.5/5
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 average but...

This does not appear to receive a lot of visitors - there was only 1 other couple there while we were inside. The outside was undergoing a bit of renovation.

Interesting sculptures on front entrance, will upload photos.
Written May 17, 2020
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jerryhorgan99
Cork, Ireland23 contributions
Impressive architecture
Feb 2020 • Friends
I was really impressed with the beauty of the building - even though some of it is currently under scaffolding and restoration. The inside is beautiful and a nice way to spend a half hour of your day in marseille.
Written February 25, 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,227 contributions
Impressive national monument in Marseille
Mar 2019 • Couples
My wife and I went by Cathedrale de la Major during our afternoon in Marseille this pastMarch. It is an impressive structure which is a national monument in France. It has a Byzantine style and and has unique domed towers. It has unusual green and white horizontal striped stone facade on the exterior of the building. The Major is an impressive and striking edifice the is prominent along the waterfront of Marseille.
Written February 13, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
Still Impressive (even under scaffolding)
Feb 2020 • Solo
Although the main entrance is encased in scaffolding and to enter you must walk through a temporary wood ‘tunnel,’ I don’t think this took away from the sheer grandeur of this cathedral. The interior is massive. It’s red and white striped stone walls are quite unique. Be sure to look down at the impressive inlaid tile work on the floor. There is a small free-standing organ that is unlike any of the typical massive organs seen in most churches. Admission is free and it’s close proximity to the port, fort and museums make this a must-see when in Marseille.
Written February 3, 2020
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prguru2015
Salford, UK588 contributions
Having a lot of work done as of Dec 2019
Dec 2019
Would suggest you check if its open as much needed work going on when we were there in late December.
Written January 20, 2020
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rumpelcrepeskin
5 contributions
Green Strped Candy-Cane Sanctitiy
Nov 2019 • Solo
Sadly the building was under renovation so it entry facade couldn't be fotoed. Sad, sad sad. But the abundance of shoppin g venues and warehousing around its bas fits in with the layout of Milan, Barcelona and Frankfurt's Cathedral environs.
Written January 11, 2020
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Luca C
San Mauro Pascoli, Italy923 contributions
The Major
Nov 2019
This is a huge Roman Catholic cathedral built in Byzantine-Roman Revival style, and it is also a national monument of France,
It's located near the port, so it can be said that it faces the sea.
Beautiful, too bad it was in restoration.
Written November 26, 2019
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