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Cathedrale de la Major

Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 90 53 57
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Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
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"impressive cathedral"
in 10 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"stone work"
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"old port"
in 26 reviews
"other attractions"
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"open to the public"
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"notre dame"
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"le panier"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"de la"
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"port area"
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"vieux port"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really intricately-designed cathedral in a remarkable setting overlooking the Mediterranean and the Port of Marseille. It’s unique Romanesque-Byzantine design makes it stand out among the surrounding buildings in the nearby Panier district and in general; the cathedral is a listed National Monument of France.

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across from the Old Port area this is well worth a small diversion to visit. With it's striking exterior and colourful interior it is a place of quiet reflection and solace from the outside world. With free entry this was not at all busy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are at least 2 ways how to get up - by regular road (by car or cab), but is is also possible to get up by walk, which is even better - like 30 minutes from the port.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

By any standards this cathedral is well worth a visit. In our case we had visited the Basilica earlier in the day so we had already seen a most beautiful church and by comparison the cathedral wasn't in the same class. Nevertheless it should be...More

Thank Geoff M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral was beautiful. It was large in scale, but quiet and peaceful inside. Not busy at all and close to the port.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

“New” is relative. The building is impressive, particularly the strips on the exterior. Inside is typical.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A huge cathedral built in the 19th century, which is actually more interesting from the outside than the inside. Closed on tuesdays, open all other days. Nice terracez with view on new harbour close by

Thank Gerhard K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What impressed us most in the Cathedral were the mosaics, which are stunning and everywhere - on the floor, the altars, the domes etc. We spent just under an hour here and most of the 60 + photos we took were of the mosaics.

Thank Gordon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if you like buildings. Huge and magnificent. It’s crumbling a bit at the front though - it looks as if the towers were too heavy for their supports.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

situated near dear de old port (port Vieux). Very pleasant walk. Nice vieux of the docks and port of Marsellie

Thank EL M
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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
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