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La Major Cathedral, Marseille, visit

Practical Information

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Free

Address :
Marseille Cathedral
place de la Major
13002, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 90 52 87

04 91 90 01 82

Website :
http://marseille.catholique.fr/La-Major-cathedrale

Mood : To reflect in silence

Additional Information
Information:
Marseille Tourism Office on +33 (0)4 91 13 89 00 ore-mail
Closes 18.30 in summer

Description

Eastern influences.

The La Major Cathedral or Sainte-Marie-Majeure Basilica in Marseille was built by Léon Vaudroyer between 1852 and 1893 in a unique Romanesque-Byzantine style. Its striking black and white striped stonework, its many small domes and the beautifully decorated interior are reminiscent of Eastern churches.
La Major was the largest cathedral to be built since the Middle Ages.
It was built on the site of a Gaulish Baptistry, next to the old Major cathedral, which lost two bays in the mid 19th century.

Practical Information

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Free

Address :
Marseille Cathedral
place de la Major
13002, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 90 52 87
04 91 90 01 82

Website :
http://marseille.catholique.fr/La-Major-cathedrale

Mood : To reflect in silence