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“Nice but not the Real Thing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf
Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Ranked #81 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Nice but not the Real Thing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is a model of the Arc d'Triompfe in Paris, much like the one in Washington Square Park in New York, maybe a little larger, but not anywhere near the size or magnificence of the original. If you are in the area, it is worth stopping by, and from there you can walk down the very nice park toward the water. Other than that, there is not much to do but snap a few pictures and be on your way.

Visited December 2012
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“Nothing special.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

There's nothing special about this arc. It's an arc.
It's worth the extra walk only if you are exiting Parc de la Ciutadella from the north west exit.

Visited September 2012
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Not as impressive as the one in Paris and really not much to do here but look at it. It is a massive structure and provides pretty backdrops. The arc is a nice entrance or exit to the park if you are making your way in the area.

Good: Impressive view you don't back home; free;

Bad: Not worth more than a 10 minute stop and photo-op

Visited July 2012
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“Great for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

This area is so neat!! You arrive and see the huge arc, which is almost impossible to photograph :) it's just beautiful though! Then walk down the Placa people watching. We saw some older men playing bocce, a roller blading class and women exercising. At the end of the Placa, there is a beautiful park which you can roam for a few hours.

Visited October 2012
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“Spanish Paris”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have been so many times in Barcelona as i have a lot of friends there but never had the chance to do the real cultural barcelona. this time, really wanted to discover again the city...and what a surprise, looking for el born, i just came on the arc de triompf. This is a beautiful monument well conserved in middle of Barcelona.

Visited November 2012
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