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Cathedrale de la Major

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Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
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Reviewed yesterday

This one is not quite as spectacular as the Santa Maria de la Garde but still a nice display of Byzantine style architecture and decoration and also built in the 1800's. Be sure to go inside and check it out.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed hoping in here as we wandered by, A beautiful structure with some great sculpture. It is being renovated on the sides but opened to the public

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited this impressive church earlier today, it felt like a mixture of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre in Paris and the Duomo in Florence. Impressive architecture and great views over the sea.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to walk around outside but unfortunately the interior is closed to the public due to structural damage by sea air full of salt.

Thank mike_3579
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

It is an impressive structure and is also surrounded by a large plaza area with great views across the city coastline. So worth a visit in that respect. However, if you are short on time and only have time for a couple of stops

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

After being dropped off by the harbour, we saw this large cathedral. We walked around clockwise looking for a gate opening. Not until about 3 o'clock do you see the closed for renovation signs. However, it was still worth the walk. The stonework was quite...More

Thank JimTVictoria_Canada
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

An abundance of architectural references and poor taste. It’s a fun walk through, but nothing more. The tiny Medieval chapel next door is going through extensive renovation and will be a gem when reopened.

Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

A massively building, beautifully built on the outside and even more stunning on the inside. Thought we wouldn’t be able to go inside as it is closed Tuesday’s, but went in the next day. Well worth seeing both this Cathedral and Notre Dame.

Thank ianwebb75
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We often gawk at the enormous structures that these old churches represent. The engineering to build the gigantic inside spans when there were no mechanical aids whatsoever. This building is architecturally amazing on the outside and really quite stunning inside. A must

Thank bigvicSydney
Reviewed October 21, 2018

This Cathedral is worth a visit for both the black and white stone construction outside and the dual colored stone decoration inside. The high arches, multi domed main and side altars, and multiple flags add to the interest and color. Add to your visit a...More

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Response from Lawrence P | Reviewed this property |
See map Marseille. Go to the cruise ship port (not the old port) and look at street view. You can walk to Cathédrale La Major and Panier area. You can continue to walk to Fort St Jean and Église Saint-Laurent church (foot... More