Marseille Cathedral (French: Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille or Cathédrale de la Major) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Marseille. It has been a basilica minor since 1896. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille (formerly the Diocese of Marseille until its elevation in 1948).
Part of the earlier, much smaller cathedral still remains, alongside the new cathedral. It was built in the 12th century in a simple Romanesque style. Two bays of the nave were demolished in the 1850s, when the new cathedral was built. What remains is the choir and one bay of the nave. It is commonly referred to as the "Vieille Major". The composer Charles Desmazures was organist at the old cathedral.
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Renato Kestener | Feb 11, 2018
Beautiful Cathedral in the center of Marseille. A strange mix of romantic and gothic style. The visit is simple and might please more people who like such religious structures. I recommend it if you are passing through.
Nils Gradwanderer | Jan 19, 2018
Even if you aren't religious, it's worth a visit. It's not that impressive like other churches but quite nice. Only the army or police patrols shocked me a little.
Geo Gk | Jan 13, 2018
Beautiful cathedral and amazing view of the port of Marseille. I recommend visit it at sunset time, so you will get fantastic pictures. There are restaurants and coffees, so you san make a stop and enjoy of view. Also there’s museum of cinema.
Calene Curtis | Jan 5, 2018
Takes you back to a time and place you can't get anywhere else. Truly a marvel and a must see when coming to Marseille.
Alan Pembshaw | Nov 14, 2017
Not as beautiful outside as the Gothic cathedrals of France, this neo-Byzantine cathedral makes up for it inside - very ornate with a magnificent ceiling, statuary and mosaics.. Well-worthwhile visiting.
Tom Urbain | Apr 6, 2018
This cathedral is quite impressive in size, it's interior is as gorgeous as it's exteriors. The entry is free.
Mariano Elisa Tolentino | Mar 11, 2018
To the untrained eye, you will never know what this building is until you saw the Cross because this is so unique!!!
Prerak Sola | Apr 30, 2018
It's grand! The architecture is amazing and it looks even awesome during the sunset 🌅 Also the place surrounding it is good to hangout with friends and may be have some drinks 🍻
Natacha | May 23, 2018
Le plus beau monument de Marseille. Chef d'oeuvre de l'artisanat du XIXe, très richement décorée, cette cathédrale qui a davantage l'air d'une basilique est malheureusement mal mise en valeur par la municipalité. C'est pourtant un ouvrage magnifique dont le bâtiment du Mucem n'arrive même pas à la cheville
Old Kakuli | May 13, 2018
Show piece....of what can be achieved by talented persons.....beautiful.....an architectural marvel.......
Hamed Khajeh Mirza | May 15, 2018
A marvelous church which amazes you the moment you step in. Definitely worth visiting
Andre-Luc Dube | May 29, 2018
Impressive to see up close ... sadly didnt have time to go inside.
Merlijn Krijntjes | May 23, 2018
Very nice 19th century cathedral similar in layout as St Peters in Rome. Very nicely decorated.
Zac A | Jul 13, 2018
Didn’t think this place would be in Marseille, seeing as the rest of the city is all tagged and run down a bit. This was such a great view. I didn’t think that this would be here but it was so worth it. Beautiful church inside and out!
The Lethalist | Jul 23, 2018
This is one of the most stunning cathedrals I have ever seen, unique and memorable, set in a fantastic location overlooking the sea.
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