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Cathédrale de la Major ( Sainte-Marie-Majeure Cathedral Basilica), Marseille

Cathédrale de la Major ( Sainte-Marie-Majeure Cathedral Basilica) - Marseille, France
Cathédrale de la Major ( Sainte-Marie-Majeure Cathedral Basilica)
Place de la Major, Marseille, France 13002Map
+33 8 2650 0500(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: 2nd arrondissement
Overview

This Roman-Byzantine cathedral was built in the middle of the 19th Century by Léon Vaudoyer, on the remains of the ancient Roman-Provençal 'Major' building which dates back to the 12th Century. With a capacity of 3000, it is the largest cathedral in France since the Middle Ages. The marble slabs, impressive porphyry columns and mosaics reflect the cathedral's true splendor, complemented by magnificent altars from the 12th and 15th Centuries, and earthenware from the Della Robbia workshop are worth seeing.

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