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Cathedrale de la Major

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“stone work”(4 reviews)
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Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
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All reviewsimpressive cathedralworth a visitstone workold portother attractionsopen to the publicnotre damele panierbeautiful architecturede laport areavieux portinteriorstripesdomesscaffoldingaltar
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Reviewed yesterday

Although undergoing renovation, this did not detract from the beauty of this building. Plenty to see inside and all on one level so suitable for the less able bodied. Free entry.

Thank Helene P
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful building just by the old port. Lots of architecture and beutiful stained glass windows. Very thought provoking place!

Thank 731Karen_H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were able to spend some time walking around this magnificent cathedral but being a Tuesday we were not able to do a tour inside this church,which was disappointing.It is really worth seeing especially if one choices the right day to visit

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful church to visit and you won’t miss being able to find it as it can be seen for miles. Admission is free but dress code is requested to be covered slightly. I had shorts and a t shirt on and that was...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral had a very tangible feeling of peace and tranquility. The classical music that is played is unobtrusive but served to addd to the ambiance. Don't miss visiting this cathedral as there are numerous interesting features inside.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral is one of the most beautiful and has an amazing power on people as the moment you step in. Magnificent view when the sun goes throught the colourful rose-windows. This is the most fascinating building in Marseille. Next to the cathedral there is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A windy day, would have been nice to escape the mistral if possible but a stunning external facade nonetheless

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As many reviwers have said this Cathedral is wonderfully situated and has notable architectural features both outside and in. However we found it our visit disappointing for several reasons one of which was that we could not find any information or literature available in English...More

Thank Valueallreviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learning about the history of this place was amazing and the place is beautiful overlooking the bay just amazing

Thank Abby N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedrale de la Major stands on a site, which cathedrals have been built on since the 5th century. To make way for Cathedrale de la Major, a good deal of a 12th century cathedral was demolished, however public outcry and conservationists managed to save some...More

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Beverly B
May 3, 2015|
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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