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Maison Diamantée (La), Marseille

Maison Diamantée (La) - Marseille, France
Maison Diamantée (La)
Rue de la Prison, Marseille, France 13002Map
+33 491 55 2868
Neighborhood: 2nd arrondissement
Overview

Situated in the very heart of the city, the house boasts a striking façade of diamond-shaped stones and a beautifully sculptured staircase. Built by a wealthy Marseilles merchant between 1570 and 1576, it is a fine example of 16th Century civil architecture. It was inspired by the palaces of the Renaissance, in particular the Diamond Palace in Ferrare, Italy. Today the building houses a museum dedicated to the old town of Marseilles.

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Maison Diamantée (La) General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: métro: Vieux-Port
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