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. To visit Arc de Triomf on your trip to Barcelona, use our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    This time we get out of the subway to the famous Arc de Triomphe. Even when we're the arc de triomphe. And well this one is for us all too beautiful. And even more beautiful because it's relatively quieter. Beautiful pedestrian beautiful perspective beautiful together not really top. And in addition there is a geocache we regret not to be out of the Earth
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  • August 19, 2017
    The Building is at the beginning of a beautiful Parc. Everything is nicely arranged and you can find plenty of opportunities to sit down and Relax and Enjoy the Monument.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Lovely belt spot to get to. That most people miss but like very attractive. I missed it the first 3 times here now regularly go when here. Locals throng through and so do lucky visitors  more »

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