Sacré-Coeur in Paris (France) - basilica on top of Montmartre

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35, rue du Chevalier de la Barre 75 018, Paris, France

Date of build

Years 1875-1919

  • Other building names: Kościół Njaświętszego Serca Jezusowego
  • Building type: Basilica, Church
  • Architectural style: Byzantine
  • Material: Stone
  • Cost: 40 million francs
  • Height: 79 meters
  • Architect: Paul Abadie Paul Abadie
Sacré-Coeur description and facts:
Built on the Montmartre hill, the cathedral was constructed after the disasters that plagued France in 1870, that is, the capture of Paris by the Prussians and the civil war. In 1872, the Archbishop of Paris met the request of a city resident - Mr. Legentil to build a sanctuary dedicated to the "Heart of Jesus".

The National Assembly announced a competition for the design of the building, out of 78 works won the project of Paul Abadie who had previously built two cathedrals in France.

The design of the basilica was modeled on the St. Front in Périgueux. Sacre-Coeur is like a symbol of France's return to power after the defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870-1871.

The Sacre-Coeur church stands on the Montmartre hill, north of the center of Paris. The white domes of the building, reaching 79 meters, can be seen almost from all over Paris. It is right after the Eiffel Tower, the highest point in the city.

From the top of the dome, you can have a panoramic view of the areas 30 km away in all directions.

In front of the temple there are two statues, probably the most liked by the French figures: Joan of Arc and King Ludwik the Holy.

In contrast to the outside, inside the basilica there are beautifully decorated mosaics, designed by Luc-Olivier Merson, including one of the largest mosaics in the world presenting Christ with outstretched arms. The nearby bell called "Savoyarde" is one of the heaviest bells, weighing 19 tons.

The Basilica is a place of pilgrimage. Adjacent to the Basilica, Hotel Ephrem is open to pilgrims who have previously reserved seats.

The building rests on high pillars at 33 meters.

Official website: http://www.sacre-coeur-montmartre.com

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AHMED
#18
AHMED
11 years ago
fajny budynek paris jest super
Mati
#17
Mati
12 years ago
Miałem przyjemność widzenia tej budowli na własne oczy, budzi zachwyt i jest to monumentalna budowla gurująca nad Paryżem.
elysees
#16
elysees
13 years ago
wow wow BEZ-NA-DZIEJ-NE,nie przyda mi sie
pipa
#15
pipa
13 years ago
nawet nawet nie najgorzejjjjjjjjjjj
Magda
#14
Magda
13 years ago
całkiem ciekawe ale za mało!! mozesz sie postarac bardziej?
Agata
#13
Agata
13 years ago
Mi również bardzo się to przydało! DZIĘKI!!!
A
#12
A
13 years ago
Bardzo fajny tekst przydał Mi się bardzo dzięki:)
Agata
#11
Agata
13 years ago
Bardzo mi się ten tekst przydał, dzięki Ci stronko kochana ;)
Magda
#10
Magda
13 years ago
kol place you have if you can read in english then email me at (gymnastics_hottie_baby@hotmail. com)
STYL
#9
STYL
13 years ago
Nie! Jaki bizantyjski! Zaraz się popłacze ;(
teecha
#8
teecha
13 years ago
a noca jak ja podświetlą... można sobie przysiąść na schodkach nieco nizej i stamtad podziwiać wieczorny Paryż... ech:)
tu
#7
tu
14 years ago
śliczne miejsce naprawde warto zobaczyć!!!!!
kaka
#6
kaka
14 years ago
Zdjęcia są bardzo ładne....a tekst przydał mi się bardzo do pracy dodatkowej z franca... :) jeszcze raz zdjęcia są bardzo ładne... :D
harry
#5
harry
15 years ago
te wasze obrzki sa superowskie tak jak ich opisy. Chętnie skożystałem z waszej oferty i za to wam dziękuje!
Fenek
#4
Fenek
15 years ago
Bylem tam. Ale kicz! Pomieszany plagiat bez gustu!
jolasveinar
#3
jolasveinar
16 years ago
pan Paul Abadie był jedynie konserwatorem katedr w Périgueux i Angouléme.(niezbyt szcześliwie dla tych budynków. w pierwszym usunął pierwotne dachy nad kopułami a w innej calkowicie przebudowal prezbiterium - niezgodnie z historią i niepotszebnie - zdewastowal romański monument )
Chani Atryda
#2
Chani Atryda
16 years ago
bardzo ładne^^
Chani Atryda
#1
Chani Atryda
16 years ago
bardzo ładne^^

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