Years ago, I was backpacking across Western Europe. I was just
outside of Barcelona, hiking on the foothills of Mount Tibidabo
when..
- Joey Tribbiani
,
About time then
Mt. Tibidabo
,
,
Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor
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Designed by Spanish architect Enric Sagnier and
completed by his son Josep Sagnier, this Roman
Catholic church took 59 years to build.
,
,
,
Initially the plan was to build a hotel with a casino
here but after hearing that, a 'Board of Catholic
Knights' were encouraged to buy the land
and cede it to an Italian priest.

Imagine if that hadn't happened.
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The building is a mixture of Romanesque and
Neo-Gothic styles with a tinge of Modernism.
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The church, however, owes much of its attraction to
its privileged location on the summit of Mt. Tibidabo.
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Oh, and there's an
amusement
park right
next to it.
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