Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille


22 April 2021  |  Tourism, Architecture

Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille

The 19th century Catholic basilic, Notre-Dame de la Garde in Marseille, decorated with coloured marble and mosaics is positioned upon a limestone outcrop on the foundations of a 13th century chapel.

Construction began in 1852, continuing for 21 years.

The structure consists of a lower church with Romanesque architecture and an upper church with Neo-Byzantine style architecture.

Mounted above it's bell tower is a 11.2m high copper and gold leaf statute of Madonna and Child.

From its elevated position, visitors to Notre-Dame de la Garde can admire views of the old port of Marseille and 360° views across the city of Marseille.

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