Everything you want to know about the Barcelona Arc de Triomf at the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. The triumphal arch and the old main entrance of the World Fair.
Info Arc de Triomf
|Address||Crocevia del "Passeig de Lluís Companys" e del "Passeig de Sant Joan"|
|Entrance||The Parc de la Ciutadella is a public park and free to visit|
|Metro||Metro station 'Arc de Triomf' (Line 1)|
The Arc de Triomphe of Barcelona
At the time, the triumphal arch "Arc de Triomf" served as the main entrance to the 1888 World Fair that was held in the Parc de la Ciutadella of Barcelona. The triumphal arch made of red brick is not actually in the park, but nearby, precisely the link between the Passeig de Lluís Companys and the Passeig de Sant Joan, at Metro Station 'Arc de Triomf'. The height of the triumphal arch is 30 metres, and it was designed by the Spanish architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The arch has grown into one of the iconic sights of Barcelona.
Arc de Triomf, a special triumphal arch
Unlike other triumphal arches, this one is not military in nature. The north side shows how the city welcomes the different countries. The south side of the arch shows a scene involving Jesus Christ. The small sides of the arch show trade, agriculture, and industry on one side, and art and science on the other. The outside has two angels on each side. One of them is blowing a trumpet, and the other is wearing a laurel wreath. Above the four access arches, you can see the coats of arms of Spain's 49 provinces. The Arc de Triomf was restored in 1990.
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