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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Arc de Triomf by using our Barcelona trip itinerary builder .
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  • It may not be worth an intentional detour to see it but if you are in the area you can pair with the nearby citadel park. So it is true that it is perhaps smaller than that of Paris but it is just as interesting because it is made of bricks, it is also perhaps more graceful in its proportions. It can be viewed from various angles without being bothered by noise or cars. In short, a rather interesting monument.
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  • It's the arc de triomphe of exotic impressions, even if it's the islamic style that barcelona has. It is finely decorated when i look closely.
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