- Churches/Religious Sites Type
- Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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Where the Abbaye Saint Victor is unembellished in its design, the Cathedrale de la Major is ornate. But it's also younger: The Cathedrale de la Major was built in the mid- to late 19th century, and its unique Byzantine design reflects a period in time where Marseille port was "the gateway to the east." Inside, visitors will find mosaics, statues and side chapels.
Recent visitors said the Cathedrale de la Major is as impressive inside as it is outside. They also appreciate its location in Le Panier, near other top attractions, such as MuCEM and Fort Saint Jean.
The cathedral is open every day except Tuesdays. In the summer, it welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; in the winter, it's open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You'll find it on Place de la Major, overlooking the sea and nearby MuCEM. For more information, visit Marseille Tourism's website.
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