Arc de Triomf

The Arc de Triomf located between Passeig de LluĂ­s Companys and Passeig de Sant Joan was built for the 1888 Universal exhibition, as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The arch is built in red brickwork in the Moorish Revival style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture “Barcelona rep les nacions” ( “Barcelona welcomes the nations”).

The arch is adorned with a stone carving of a Coat of Arms on which the Spanish provinces are represented below a crown. The arch is also adorned with twelve statues of women, symbolizing fame.

Arc de Triomf

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