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Arc de Triomf
Barcelona Top 23 in Instagram-Worthy Locations

104 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Liked by 3
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 10-15 minutes
Address: Passeig Lluis Companys, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34-93-2853834

What people are saying:

The Arc is just as incredible as it looks in pictures. It anchors one of the busiest streets in the city and stands tall as a beacon of Barcelona’s magnificence.

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4.2/5Very Good
  • Amber D
    Amber D
    Groningen, The Netherlands

    It's very unique but not much of a "wow"factor

    I just happened to stumble across this when walking in the park. The park itself is very lovely, and it was very nice to see this too. It's not as huge as photos lead it to be, but nonetheless, it's s...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610243596000+0800)/
  • UriusT

    unique arch of triumph

    I've seen quite a few triumph arches in my travels, including that most famous one in Paris. This one is one of the most unique given it's gothic style and red brick. I like it a lot, its easily found...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610013294000+0800)/
  • VadimM67
    Madrid, Spain

    Designed in the style of neo-mudéjar, but I saw India.

    Spain could no longer boast of military victories in the XIX century, so this 30-meter triumphal arch was built by the architect José Vilaseca as the main entrance to the Barcelona world's fair in 188...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606634410000+0800)/
  • Kelleygirl2
    Sarasota, FL

    Worth a stop but only if you have time

    Barcelona’s Arc de Triumph was built by Josep Casanova as a welcome entrance to the 1888 World Expo, Spain’s first international exposition. Although the expo was attended by more than 400,000 people,...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602738072000+0800)/
  • chait1788

    Tourist spot for pics

    Impressive structure and monument and an important landmark in barcelona. Close and central to a lot of tourist spots in barcelona and a nice place to go out for a walk.

    Reviewed on /Date(1599493985000+0800)/

Additional Information


The Arc de Triomf is a fake triumphal arch constructed in Barcelona, Spain for the 1888 Universal Exposition held in the city. The arch functions as the ceremonial entrance to the expo. It is constructed of red brick in the Moorish Revival style common to Spain. Both faces of the arch feature elaborate friezes welcoming visitors to the city. The Arc de Triomf should not be confused with the Arc de Triomphe, a larger and more famous triumphal arch in Paris, France.
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