Arc de Triomf, Barcelona

4.0
#55 of 1,048 in Things to do in Barcelona
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 .
map
Create an itinerary including Arc de Triomf
Arc de Triomf Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
2,242 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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
    View original
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

Plan your trip to Barcelona

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Barcelona

Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Barcelona by other users

13 days in Italy, Spain & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Barcelona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Italy, Paris & Spain BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain, Porto & Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Barcelona BY A USER FROM SPAIN November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Spain BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, culture, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Spain BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Spain, Paris & Brussels BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans