Triumphal Arch

Local nameArc de Triomf
LocationBarcelona, Spain

Constructed as the gateway to the Universal Exhibition, which was held in Barcelona in 1888. Since then, it became an iconic landmark of Barcelona. It stands at the end of the wide promenade and leads to Parc de la Ciutadella, where the Universal Exhibition was located.

The triumphal arch was built by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas in the Neo-Mudéjar style. It's about thirty meters tall and it is richly decorated with ornaments. Take a closer look to see the Islamic influence. Also, note the shields at the top of the arch representing 49 Spanish provinces. The central shield depicts the city of Barcelona.

Tags MonumentWorld's Fair ArchitectureModernisme ArchitectureNeo-Mudéjar StyleBrick ArchStone ArchMemorial
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomf

More information at Barcelona Turisme http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/page/1211/.html

Address Passeig de Lluís Companys, 8018 Barcelona, Spain

Coordinates 41°23'27.75" N 2°10'50.323" E

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