The Triumphal Arch (Arc de Triomf) is a structure designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanova, located at the intersection of Paseo de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan. In contrast to the other triumphal arches built in various Roman cities to commemorate the victory in a battle, and which also functioned as monumental entrances to the city, The Triumphal Arch in Barcelona was built for purely aesthetic reasons, serving as the main entrance to the 1888 Universal Exposition in Barcelona.
Built in the Neo-Mudéjar style, it is a 30-meter tall structure made of red brick. On the top of the structure there are sculptures made by various famous sculptors of the time: the frontal part contains a sculpture made by Josep Reynés called "Barcelona rep les nacions" (Barcelona welcomes the nations), in the back there is a Josep Llimona's sculpture illustrating the distribution of rewards to the participants of the exhibition, the right side of the arch contains allegories of Industry, Agriculture and Trade curved by Antoni Vilanova, while on the top there are four sculptures of women called las Famas created by Manel Fuxà i Pere Carbonell.
|Neighbourhood||Sant Pere (Ciutat Vella)|
|Geographical coordinates||41.3909507, 2.1799779|
|Address||08003 Barcelona, Passeig de Lluís Companys 35|
|How to arrive?||official transport site|