The Arc de Triomf

Tourists below the Arc de Triomf in summertime Barcelona
Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

The Arc de Triomf was built in 1888 as the main entrance to the Exposición Universal de Barcelona. It was designed by the Catalan architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas and features sculptures by Josep Reynés, Josep Llimona and Manel Fuxa.

The 30 metre high mudejar style brick arch is the focal point at the end of  Passeig de Luis Companys. I suggest you combine it with a visit to the nearby Parc de la Ciutadella.

Close up of the statues which decorate the Arc de Triomf
Close up of the angel statues
The Recompensa Facade by Josep Llimonas
The Recompensa Facade by Josep Llimonas
stone bat carvings
I like these bat carvings


Where Passeig de Luis Companys joins Passeig de Sant Joan

How to get there:

The nearest metro stop is Arc de Triomf on the red line (L1)

Other attractions nearby:

Pau Claris Statue
Ciutadella Park
The Chocolate Museum
Barcelona Zoo
The Born Cultural Centre


Passeig Lluis Companys, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

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