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Barcelona — The Church of the Sacred Heart


Barcelona - The Church of the Sacred HeartChurch of the Sacred Heart, the Heart of Christ's redemptive church (Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon; Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón, Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor) is located on the top of Mount Tibidabo, next to an amusement park, 1 km to the west outside the building gorodskoy Barcelona.

The temple was started by architect Enric Sagner-and-Vilyavekchia and finished by his son Zhosepom Maria Sagner-and-Vidal. Its construction lasted from 1902 to 1961. The idea to build a neo-Gothic church on this hill originated in 1880, when there was founded monastyr, but work did not begin until the turn of the century.

Visually, the temple is divided into two levels - the lower crypt (a darker shade) in neo-Byzantine style, which serves osnovaniem, the second - the top of snow-white building. Church carefully mimics Romanesque and Gothic designs are in abundance preserved in Spain. The facade is decorated with figures of Eusebi Arnau with the image of the Virgin, St. George and James (patron of Barcelona, ​​Catalonia and Spain), with a mosaic situation display allegory of Faith Spain. Inside the crypt consists of five naves, culminating in a semicircular apse. The walls are decorated with mosaics and alabaster. Obilnoe appeal to the mosaic technique shows redkoy for this area an eye to the Byzantine tradition, but the use of stories in the iconography of the recent history of Spain, where the people appear in modern dress, creates an unusual feeling. In the upper temple towering on the broad base of the lower lead two bolshie stairs. The square in terms of the upper church has three naves, richly decorated with sculptures Zhosepa Miret. The spire of the temple is crowned vysokaya sculpture of Jesus Christ, reminiscent of the iconography of the famous statue of Po in Rio de Janeiro.

Other attractions of Barcelona:

Catedral de Barcelona
Sagrada Familia
Castillo de Monjuic
Las Ramblas
Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya
Iglesia Santa Maria del Mar
Palacio Guell
Palacio de la Generalidad de Cataluna
Columbus Monument
Parque Guell
Font Magica
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon
Basilica de la Merced
Palau de la Musica Catalana
The Royal Palace of Pedralbes
The Picasso Museum
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA
Parc de la Ciutadella
Museu Futbol Club Barcelona President Nunes