Sacred Heart Church, Atlanta

Sacred Heart Church, Atlanta

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, formerly called the Sacred Heart Church, is the first Roman Catholic basilica in Georgia. The church was built in 1880 with bricks which was uncommon for a church building as most churches at that tome were built in stone. It has a traditional design, similar to Chiaravalle della Colomba, situated near Fidenza, Italy. It is the only church in Atlanta with two spires and it is painted in international orange, the same color as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The architecture is imposing from the outside and inspiring inside. Attending a mass here is a unforgetable experience for all Catholics visiting Atlanta. But you don't have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of the building.

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Sight Name: Sacred Heart Church
Sight Location: Atlanta, USA (See walking tours in Atlanta)
Sight Type: Religious
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