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“Beautiful Arc, Beautiful Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf
Passeig Lluis Companys, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
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Hampton, Virginia
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“Beautiful Arc, Beautiful Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed very close to the Arc and was able to walk through the park from our hotel to the arch. It was a wonderful evening stroll and recommended for a nice relaxing activity before dining and after a busy day of tourist activities.

Visited June 2013
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“Really nice area!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I really liked this area, obviously a good photo opportunity, but a few street entertainers and just generally a nice feel!

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“Very impressed with it!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

The three of us went to visit and we were quite impressed with the arch and the park. There were bikes that you could rent to get around. There were people around relaxing and enjoying the joyfull atmosphere.

Visited June 2013
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“Worth a Look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Located to the north of the Parc de la Ciutadella, the Arc is an interesting structure that's worth having a wander along the boulevard that joins the two together. It may not rival similar arcs elsewhere but its worth taking a look at nevertheless as it is quite a sight.

Visited May 2013
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“Arc de Triomf - must see landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Proudly facing to its rivals in London, Paris, New York, this beautiful arch was built in 1888 for the Universal Exposition, which took place at the Parc de la Ciutadella. The uniqueness of this landmark is its colorful brickwork in Mudéjar style, heavily influenced by the Moorish architecture.
Main architect was no other than the Catalan artist and architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The arch stands 30m tall and is decorated on all sides with stone carvings and ceramic tiles. The front work by Josep Reynés shows the city of Barcelona welcoming visitors. The back side, designed by Josep Llimona, shows a prize-giving ceremony. The frieze on the right, created by Antoni Vilanova, symbolizes industry, trade and agriculture while the frieze on the left, created by Torcuato Tasso, symbolizes trade and the arts. If you are into details and looking for some great shots from Barcelona, definitely visit the Arc de Triomf.

Visited June 2013
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