Arc de trionf – Barcelona- ENG

A monument of form and classical proportions, neomudéjar style with sculptures and decorative, full of symbolism breakers and finishes, which are one of the icons of the city.

This work is declared as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest in the Catalan Cultural Heritage Inventory

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Idioma / LanguagecatalanIcono-Bandera-españa

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barcelona-espana-arco-del-triunfoThe architect Josep Vilaseca conceive a work of nature and classical proportions and chose to coat the monument with brick and give it a completely neo Moorish air, a fashionable style in Spain at the time. The combination of the use of brick friezes with all surrounding the arc makes it a singularly beautiful piece.
Some authors speak of eclectic style, others in the dawn of modernism and other end of romanticism and finally there who said it as neomudéjar style.
The Arch has a height of 30 meters and is decorated with sculptural ornamentation of different authors: Josep Reynes, Josep Llimona, Torquat Tasso, Antoni Vilanova, Pere Carbonell and Manuel Fuxà or Magi Fita.


Side reliefs symbolize the agriculture and industry work Antoni Vilanova on the right side. And on the left side and the Art Trade Torquat work Tasso. Josep Llimona, made on the back of the top Reward; Finally, Pere Carbonell Manuel Fuxà and female created twelve sculptures, Famas, and Magí Fita handled majolica decorating the Arch

Above the arch, are the shields of the 49 central Spanish provinces, as if it were a central key keystone or, and larger than the rest, is the shield of Barcelona, ​​Barcelona, ​​are made of artificial stone without color. Closing the arc on both sides and by way of capital figure appears a bat, an animal that often appears in the Modernism

Unlike other triumphal arches for military purposes, the Arc de Triomf has a greater civilian component, characterized by the artistic, scientific and economic progress. Some cities already showed the concept since the early nineteenth century, Milan Sempione Arch Place de Paris with its 1807 or Arc de Triomphe in 1805-1837.

The Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe. Gateway of the Exhibition the walk leading to the fairgrounds of Ciutadella Park. It took place on May 20, 1888 but the work was unfinished. So it was not until 17 September 1901 the official opening took

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The architect designed the arc as an allegory of respect for Barcelona to the nations and participating provinces at the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the then presiding over the bow Hall of Sant Joan. Was the gateway to the modernity of Barcelona in the late nineteenth century.

A detailed look at this website makes us realize that the Arc de Triomphe On the one hand, facing the Passeig de Sant Joan Barcelona frieze depicting receiving nations. On the other, we see how the city delivers awards to participants of the exhibition.

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icon_12638Location Arco de Triunfo:

It is located at the confluence of the Paseo Lluís Companys, the Paseo de San Juan and San Pedro Round.

Coordenadas: 41° 23′ 28″ Nord   /  2° 10′ 50″ Este

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iconmonstr-map-2-icon-300x300Hot to get to Arco de Triunfo?

MteroMetro L1, stop Arc de Triomf.

bus  Bus 19, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51 y 55.

038455-glossy-black-icon-transport-travel-transportation-train8-sc43Train Renfe, stopArc de Triomf.

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