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Located on the mountains of Barcelona, 532m high. This is a place where according some legends, the Devil tempted Jesus Christ offering him the whole world in exchange for his worship. In 1886 Giovanni Bosco was offered a piece of land at the top of the mountain to raise a temple dedicated to the Sacred Heart. First construction was a small hermitage. Currently this chapel is attached to the big basilica, the Expiatory Temple of Spain, designed by Sagnier in 1911. In fact there are two places of worship, the main church on top and the crypt on botton, just in the street. The whole basilica is like a gigantic pedestal to the 7 metres tall Sacred Heart, with His arms opened to the city.

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Uploaded: May 29, 2009
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