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The entrance stands out

The idea of building a temple up in the mountain of the Tibidabo was born in the 19th century. The Holy Hear Temple was started in 1902 and finished in 1961. It is a huge building of neo-Gothic style and crowned by a bronze statue of the Holy Heart. A lift allows climbing to the higher part of the temple where you can enjoy some fantastic views of Barcelona. It this building the entrance of Baroque style stands out. The attractions park of the Tibidabo is just next to the temple.
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Barcelona at our feet

Turning your back on the sea, you can see this monument in the mountain. Its dimensions are not extraordinary but its location turns it into one of the most visible monuments of Barcelona.

One of the most beautiful sights of Barcelona at night is the illuminated Temple, its clear and dazzling silhouette illuminates the dark nights of the city. The mountain where it is located belongs to the Sierra de Collserola, green lung of the province and protected park for forgetting about stress.

In order to go to the temple in public transportation there are different options but the cheapest and most comfortable one is to take bus T2A in Plaza Catalunya (in front of the Caja Madrid building) or T2B in the Vall d'Hebrón. They are shuttle buses leaving you just next to the Temple or the attraction park next to it. It costs 2.80€ and takes half an hour. It leaves every 20 minutes approximately, dropping you off at a square and you just have to walk about five minutes down a pedestrian street located on a light slope.

Now that you know how to get there I'll talk about what and how you can visit the Temple. We have to climb stairs, and the interior is quite small, even though the place is well structured and seriously taken care of: murals decorate the walls and chapels, but what I like most is the lovely reliefs on the inside walls of the temple, where various scenes related to Jesus' life and death are represented.

In the area outside you can go to the viewpoint going up the exterior stairs, but if you prefer going even higher you have to get the lift (2€). You can find it inside the Temple, in the back on your left, or from outside as I mentioned before. The ticket is purchased inside the lift. At these heights (541 meters above sea level) the views of Barcelona and its surroundings are fabulous. If it is clear enough, you can even see the Montserrat mountain.

But if you want to be even higher and at the feet of Christ, you will have to climb the snail stairs. You should not forget to visit the Crypt and the Hermitage. The latter is located outside the Temple and looks as if it was added later, but it is actually the opposite. The small hermitage was built first, at the end of the 1800s, humble and of reduced sizes. Nowadays, there are two pictures inside of the time when it was built, something very strange to see since it doesn't have anything to do with the current appearance. It is on the right side of the temple and there is a glass entrance to protect the interior.

In summary, it is a lovely place to visit where you can admire the splendor of Barcelona, the sea, the mountain, the city...
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Like the montmartre of paris

This temple is an impressive church at the top of the highest hill in Barcelona: el Tibidabo. It was designed by the architect Sagnier i Villavecchia and finished by his son, since it took almost sixty years to be built.

The Protestants had wanted to build a temple for a long time there, and when the owner of the land ceded it to San Juan Bosco (known as Don Bosco), he donated it to build the Holy Heart of Jesus temple. It is the third one of this type, with the Holy Heart of Rome, also built by Don Bosco and the Holy Heart of Paris, that also dominates the city from the Montmartre hill. Back then the location was rather rural, but in 1888 with the Universal Exposition down in the center, the Vallvidrera road was built, as well as a pavilion now used as an observatory.

The temple was built with stone from Montjuïc. The interior is impressive. It is divided in two parts: the chapel of the crypt and the main church above it. This configuration is quite rare, since the crypt is usually built under the ground. From the terraces you have the best views on the city.
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Sagrat Cor Phone Number
+34 934 08 22 91
+34 934 08 22 91
Sagrat Cor Address
Pl del Tibidabo, Barcelona, España
Pl del Tibidabo, Barcelona, España
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