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The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) (French: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is a national museum located in Marseille, France. It was inaugurated on 7 June 2013 as part of Marseille-Provence 2013, a year when Marseille was designated as the European Capital of Culture.rn The museum, built "of stone, water and wind", was designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti in collaboration with the architect Roland Carta. A cube of 15,000 square metres surrounded by a latticework shell of fibre-reinforced concrete, it houses exhibits on two levels, with an underground auditorium seating 400. The permanent collection and bookshop are situated on the ground floor. There is a restaurant on the terrace at the top of the building with panoramic views of the bay of Marseille, the Corniche and the Prado.

Cathedral of Saint Mary Major was built on an enormous scale in Byzantine-Roman style from 1852 to 1896 on the site used for the cathedrals of Marseille since the fifth century, principally by the architects Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu (1829-1874). It is 142 meters long, and the main cupola is 70 meters high. With a capacity of 3,000 seats, it is one of the largest cathedrals in France.

It is the view of the cathedral over the latticework of MuCEM. I found this view quite interesting. The building of MUCEM is magnificent but there is almost nothing inside. Now it was there inside only the temporary exhibition about the football. When I wanted to buy a ticket, they told me it is not worth going there if I am not interested. So I didn't :). But it is possible to go free to the terrace on the roof and to walk along the lacelike corridors. Good opportunity of interesting photos with lights and shadows in the sunny day.

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On the terrace

Awesome lights, shadows and reflections.


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