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Arc de Triomf

Local name: Arco de Triunfo

The Arc de Triomphe stands atop Passeig Lluís Companys, at the site of the World Exhibition of 1888. The property has a pleasant view of Passeig de Sant Joan and the park. The vast space stretching along the Parc de la Ciutadella is a favorite place for walkers.

The property was built of red bricks in the Mudejar style. It is decorated with reliefs symbolizing agriculture and industry on the one hand, and trade and art on the other. It is surrounded by 12 angels representing fame, and at the top of the arch are the shields of 49 Spanish provinces, presided over by the coat of arms of Barcelona. The pillars of the arch are supported by lions, known as the Pillars of Hercules.

The Arco de Triunfo was the gateway to modern Barcelona in the late 19th century, and was designed by Catalan modernist Josep Vilaseca. The creator took inspiration from Muslim architecture. The style known as Mudejar appeared on the Iberian Peninsula in the 12th century, and was created by the Moors and Muslims who remained in areas reflected from Christians.


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    Arc de Triomf map
    Passeig de Lluís Companys 08003 Barcelona , Spain