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Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Tibidabo

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The church of Tibidabo. Photographer: Pro Travel Photos
The Expiatory Church of Sagrat Cor, work of the Catalan architect Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia completed by his son Josep Maria Sagnier i Vidal, is located on top of Mount Tibidabo. By design, location and name reminds us the Parisian church of Sacré Coeur.

Built between 1902 and 1961, the temple is formed by a lower crypt with walled appearance and the monumental upper church, neo-Gothic. The three-nave church is is square in shape, with the central nave covered with an octagonal dome. In the main altar stands out the large crucifix, a work by Joan Puigdollers. The top consists of a large central tower crowned by the image of the Sacred Heart and four smaller towers.

Inside there is a lift which for a fee allows access to the top of the temple. From there you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views.

Highlights

✔ The crypt, designed in a neo-Byzantine style, combining Gothic and classical elements, and decoration close to Modernisme.
✔ The huge bronze statue of Christ which crowns the dome, 7 half meters tall, made by Josep Miret in 1950, replacing the original destroyed in 1936.
✔ The main facade, divided into three sections.
✔ The beautiful views over Barcelona and surroundings.

Contact
Sagrat Cor de Jesús Parish
Cim del Tibidabo
Barcelona 08035
www.tibidabo.salesianos.edu (Spanish)
Tel.: +34 934 175 686
Timetable
Monday to Friday: 9am – 1pm and 4pm – 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 2pm and 3pm – 8pm
Prices
The visit to the church and the crypt is free of charge.
Visit to the terraces: 4 €