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Notre-Dame de la Garde

Cathedral of Notre-Dame de la Garde is located on a hill 154 meters high, towering majestically over the city. The first church in its place was built back in 1214, although the lighting of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde took place only in 1864. 

The height of the temple reaches 154 meters, and is crowned by his 11-foot golden statue of the Virgin Mary and Child. Notre-Dame de la Garde is notable for its unusual architecture. It consists of two separate churches arranged like one over the other. The lower church is quiet and dark, it equipped the tomb. The upper church impresses with its spacious and colorful mosaics. 

A unique feature of the basilica are located under the arch of her garlands made ​​up of toy and cardboard boat. They can bring in any church, who at least odinozhdy dropped his anchor off the coast of the city.
To Notre Dame de la Garde is possible on the Marseilles metro ride to the station Estrangin Préfecture.
 

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