The postcards shows a painting Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart, but it did not include the name of the artist. The Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart at Tibidabo mountain was designed by architect Enrique Sagnier. Back in 1886, the property of the land was donated by twelve distinguished gentlemen to Giovanni Bosco, the founder of the Salesians, who decided to build a hermitage, Gothic in style and 8 meters high.
In 1902 the construction of the great expiatory temple was commenced: it is a monumental building designed in neo-Gothic style, and is crowned by a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart. 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.
Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart