The Sacré-Coeur, also known as Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, is a standout amongst the most iconic landmarks in Paris. At the highest point of the Butte Montmarte, it is a double monument, political and cultural. The basilica was designed by Paul Abadie. Construction began in 1875 and was completed in 1914. The basilica was consecrated after the end of World War I in 1919. Due to its location on the Montmartre hill, the basilica towers over the city; its highest point is even higher than the top of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks to this prominent location the Sacré-Coeur Basilica is one of the most noticeable landmarks in Paris.