圣母加德大教堂是马赛的象征，它建于150米高的一个山丘上，从这里可以俯望马赛全城，以及眺望地中海风景，非常壮观。大教堂主体建筑上方有一座金色的高达9.7米的镀金圣母像，据说，几乎在马赛的任何角度都可看到这尊闪闪发光的圣母像，大教堂也因此成为马赛的标志。 从教堂的大门进入，首先是僧侣的宿舍，里面约有30名僧侣。这些僧侣终身都在此修行，每天凌晨2点即展开第一次的祈祷，下午又回到宿舍进行晚祷。从东边的阶梯走下去，进入教堂内，里面有许多祈祷航海平安的模型船，墙壁上还留存着第二次世界大战时期，德军与联军交火的枪弹痕迹。 友情提示：教堂在高处，有很多石阶，沿石阶爬上去，到第二层有洗手间；不愿意爬石阶的话，也可搭乘电动扶梯上到教堂门口。
we walked up from the old port and took about an hour. The hill is a moderate slope and the way we went was up we went up fairly steep stairs-wouldn't recommend with young ones! once up though it has some amazing views, and when you think the views cant get any better you go up another level and it gets better and opens up even more of the sights. Inside the church it is an impressive display of architecture and paintwork, with ships hanging down said to be from fishermen getting blessings for their boats.Decided to get the petite train (a train looking vehicle) that took us down for a fairly cheap fare of 4 euro each.an absolute must for any visit to Marseilles!
Beautiful old basilica. Sacred breathtaking.Except, ofcourse for the rat that we spied scurrying over the floors.Well worth going out of ones way to see.Outside, after visiting the inside we stopped and relaxed to enjoy the afternoon .There were park benches to rest on that we could just relax and enjoy a box lunch with absolutely the best home made sandwich complete with bottled water drink and fresh fruit dessert that we had purchased at a local bakery.
The walk up to the church is long and steep but once you arrive it is so worth it. The views of Marseille are stunning (especially on a warm, sunny day). The inside of the church itself is completely breathtaking, the decor inside is so ornate and beautiful.
Actually, we visited Notre Dame the day after Pope John passed away so it was extremely moving to see thousands of mourners flooding the Cathedral....the Pope's photo was everywhere. The building is breathtaking, you may stumble while drinking in the splendor of the ornate items all over the ceiling, walls, halls, floors everywhere you look is something absolutely beautiful. This is a MUST SEE for all tourists to the City of Light.
I climbed up - and nearly died in the process - from the port and it was worth it for the beautiful panorama of the city and the sea. I waited for the sunset and it was amazing. A must see!
Even if it is just for the fantastic panoramic views of Marseille, it is worth the walk or bus ride to this lovely church. There are terraces and platforms 360 degrees, so great for photo opportunities, The church itself is very nice, and the crypt is also free of charge. The ornate interior is quite stunning.
Steep ascent via stairway, worth the effort for the view, but not suitable for wheels of any kind.No fee, but this is a church; you can make a donation!
The view from the top is simply stunning - giving you a different appreciation of Marseille. In addition, the church, crypt, museum and shop combine to provide a worthwhile visit.