Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

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Like Barcelona itself, the Arc de Triomf is at once both international and Spanish. Spend some time enjoying the street artists and carnival-like atmosphere that surround this arch. Gaze up at it and try to decipher the various symbols. While the style and proportions are classical, out of respect for visitors from abroad, the red brick and sculptures are in line with neo-Mudéjar Spanish architecture. This was a fashionable choice before the turn of the 20th century, when this arch was built. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Arc de Triomf by using our Barcelona trip itinerary builder .
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  • Interesting arc. Originally I thought the reason for the building was a major event, however, the truth was different. Never mind, nice creation, really bog fun with all tourists trying to take the pe...  more »
  • The Arc de Triomf (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈaɾk də tɾiˈomf]) or Arco de Triunfo in Spanish, is a triumphal arch in the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. It was built by architect Josep Vilaseca i...  more »
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