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Above Tibidabo's top funicular station, this landmark basilica is meant to be Barcelona’s answer to Paris’ Sacré-Cœur. Built from 1902 to 1961 with some Modernista influence, it's certainly as visible as its Parisian counterpart, and even more vilified by aesthetes. It’s actually two churches, one on top of the other. The top one is surmounted by a giant statue of Christ and has a lift to take you to the roof for the panoramic (and often wind-chilled) views.
From March to December, bus T2A runs here from Plaça de Catalunya. Alternatively, take the vintage tramvia blau from Avinguda Tibidabo FGC train station daily from June to early September and on weekends year-round to the base of the Funicular del Tibidabo. Bus 196 also travels from Bellesguard to the funicular's base.