TRIP The Arc de Triomf is a monumental arch located within the city of Barcelona. Although not the largest arch in Europe, the Arc de Triomf stands out amongst its peers due to its red brick design and clever use of the Neo-Mudéjar architectural style.
TAP Originally built in 1888 for Barcelona’s hosting of the Universal Exhibition, the Arc is still considered to be one the city’s top tourist attractions. The Arc de Triomf is the centrepiece of the Passeig de Lluís Companys pedestrian promenade; a tranquil part of Barcelona and a great area to rest and watch as the locals go about their daily lives.
Built in the Neo-Mudéjar architectural style, its unique design still manages to stand out in a city that has no shortage of amazing architectural landmarks. The Arc is emblazoned with elaborate carvings referencing the 1888 Universal Exhibition and a variety of other national symbols, so be sure to use your camera’s zoom to inspect the Arc’s intricate design in greater detail.
GO Visiting the Arc de Triomf is free and is open 24/7. We recommend visiting during the day in order to fully appreciate the Arc de Triomf’s detailed construction. The Arc is easily accessible via the Barcelona Metro network (Arc de Triomf station). Head over to the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona’s official website for timetables, route maps and other useful information.