Arc de Triomf

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Neighborhood: Sant Pere
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  • Arc de Triomf • 2 min walk
  • Tetuan • 8 min walk
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
This brick arch is very beautiful. It has many details. Along this arch is a street that is covered with palm trees on both sides. Most of the time here you can see street shows. We went there shortly after midnight However, someone was playing the violin there. But in this place, take care of your wallet, mobile phone and belongings.
Written October 19, 2021
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Kelleygirl2
Sarasota, FL6,483 contributions
Barcelona’s Arc de Triumph was built by Josep Casanova as a welcome entrance to the 1888 World Expo, Spain’s first international exposition. Although the expo was attended by more than 400,000 people, it took 10 years for Barcelona to recover financially. The history is interesting and the views around, but in itself, I would rather spend my time in the historic districts.
Written October 15, 2020
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,858 contributions
One of the things I learned while in Barcelona was how important World’s Fairs were to its history along with the 1992 Olympics. I was able to briefly visit the Arc de Triomf which was constructed to be the main entrance gate for the 1888 World’s Fair. The detailed carvings and red brickwork are appropriately majestic and still very well maintained. It was well worth a brief visit during a visit to Barcelona.
Written April 10, 2020
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MatthewASharp
Plymouth, UK1,897 contributions
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The Arc de Triomf (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈaɾk də tɾiˈomf]) is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair

If u decide to use this as an entry point through the gardens it's a pleasant way to start your Barcelona journey

If getting public transport it has its own Metro station and only about 200 yds from the bus station too

On a side note of red sandstone architecture. This wouldn't be out of place in India, but this is purely my own observation based on personal travels
Written March 25, 2022
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Ralf K
Wurzburg, Germany1,491 contributions
Couples
Although I have already been to Barcelona several times, I had not yet noticed that this city also has a triumphal arc. This was the entrance to the 1888 world’s fair which took place in the Parc de la Cuitadella. The arc has an altitude of 30 meters. In contrast to other triumphal arches this one does not have a military character. Over the four entrance gates you will find the 49 coat of arms of the Provinces of Spain.
Written January 2, 2022
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DebbieDarrenW
Weston super Mare, UK383 contributions
Couples
This is a fantastic monument in a great location. You can walk through the Arc de Triomf and wonder at the amazing architecture. It’s situated on a long walkway which at the end is the Parc de Las Cuitadeld.

A great place to spend a few hours. Just be aware of the street performers who will jump in front of your photos to try to be photographed in them and demand payment.
Written March 14, 2020
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Bevker
Austin, TX21 contributions
Couples
Quick walk from our hotel. This was the first thing we did upon arriving in Barcelona. It was evening and everyone was out walking their dogs, kids playing, families and visitors all around. Right next to a park which I recommend strolling thru.
Written December 1, 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,933 contributions
Spain could no longer boast of military victories in the XIX century, so this 30-meter triumphal arch was built by the architect José Vilaseca as the main entrance to the Barcelona world's fair in 1888. Holding it in the Catalan capital was a recognition of its success in industrial growth. Therefore, instead of cannons and banners on the arch, we see allegories of Industry, Agriculture and Trade (sculptor Antoni Vilanova), allegories of Sciences and Arts (Torquat Tasso). What 12 women mean (sculptors Manuel Fuxá and Pere Carbonell) I never found out. The architect designed the arch in the style of neo-mudéjar, but from a distance it is associated more with India. Something like the Gate of India. Attracted by the design, I saw that the arch continues a peaceful tradition. On this day, there was an exhibition of Catalan wines. I had to go back to the bus station. The disappointment was boundless...
Written November 29, 2020
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,433 contributions
We happened to be here on February 15th when the Barcelona marathon was on and this was right by the end of the course. An impressive structure in a very open area, which at this particular time was very busy.

Another case of if you are nearby go and see it and read about its 130+ year history and its link to the worlds fair.
Written April 3, 2020
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Amjschmitz
Chicago, IL114 contributions
Couples
I don’t know how impressive or distinct it is compared to other arcs around the world but on its own it is very grand and beautiful. Just outside the gothic quarter and near the park/zoo, there is plenty of stuff in the area and it’s free so really no reason to miss this one. It won’t disappoint. As with many things going earlier in the morning will give you a less crowded experience if that kind of thing matters to you.
Written February 7, 2020
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