One of the iconic monuments in Paris, Sacre Coeur also known as Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris sits on the summit of Montmarte Hill, highest point of the city. The construction of the Basilica began in 1875 by Paul Abadie, and it got completed in 1914, waited for 4 more years for the World War I to get over and was consecrated in 1919. The building was a Romano-Byzantine structure, quite an unusual combination in the architectural world.
You can climb up the 200 odd spiral steps to get to top of the dome and be awed by the panoramic view of the Paris.
Today it is one of the rebellious area known for pickpockets and tourist traps. And yes, this is a crowded monument. But beneath all that, Sacre Coeur is still a stunning beauty that cannot be missed if you are touring the city of Lights.
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