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Arc de Triomf de Barcelona

triumphal arch
Arc de Triomf 
triumphal arch
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Instance oftriumphal arch,
building
Part ofpublic art in Barcelona
Material used
Location Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Barcelonès, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Architectural style
Architect
Heritage designation
  • Cultural Asset of Local Interest
Inception
  • 1888
Width
  • 27.7 ±0.1 m
Length
  • 12.4 ±0.1 m
Height
  • 29.8 ±0.1 m
41° 23′ 28″ N, 2° 10′ 50.02″ E
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The Arc de Triomf (English: Triumphal Arch) is an archway structure in Barcelona, Spain. It was built for the 1888 Barcelona Universal exhibition, as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Moorish Revival style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture "Barcelona rep les nacions" (Catalan for "Barcelona welcomes the nations") by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving named "Recompense", a work from the earliest period of Josep Llimona.

The top of the arch is decorated with the coat of arms as well as a representation of all 49 other Spanish provinces, work of Torquat Tassó and Antoni Vilanova.

The arch is located between Passeig de Lluís Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan, at the end of a wide promenade connecting with the Park of the Ciutadella.


System-search.svgSee also: Barcelona and Catalunya.