Saturday, July 1

Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart at Tibidabo, Barcelona

Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart at Tibidabo
© All Rights Reserved

The Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart at Tibidabo mountain, was designed by architect Enrique Sagnier. First of all, back in 1886, the property of the land was donated by twelve distinguished gentlemen to San Juan Bosco who decided to build a hermitage, gothic in style and 8 meters high. The main crypt was not started until 1903 by the same Sagnier and finished partially many years later by his son. On the central tower there is a bronze statue built by José Miret in 1961, it is 7 meters and a half tall and weighs 4.800 kilos. The statue of Christ and the Sacred Heart spreading his open arms has become one of the main symbols of Barcelona. Here you can see a detail from the frieze at the portico. Check Tibidabo tips and photos.

Technorati Tags:
||||

Bookmark @ Photoblogs.org

Labels: , ,

6 Comments:

Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Welcome to the DP side of things! Seems odd to say it seeing I always felt your's was always a DP site. have a great weekend Carlos.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Thanks so much Edwin, I have no words, literally. Have a great weekend too.

9:51 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Great shot, Carlos! Love the B/W- Color you've chosen.
Me encantó el templo...pero aún me acuerdo de las escaleras, y eso que hace más de 15 años que estuve allí.

8:43 PM  
Blogger luggi said...

Nice color work!

8:53 PM  
Blogger Manuel Tendero Gil said...

una gran fotografia si señor

1:39 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Stupendous, can almost feel the history...

2:24 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

NEWER POSTS!!! OLDER POSTS!!!