Arc de Triomf

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Arc de Triomf information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Passeig de Lluís Companys
Getting there
Metro: Arc de Triomf
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Northwest of the Parc de la Ciutadella, Passeig de Lluís Companys is capped by the Modernista Arc de Triomf, designed by Josep Vilaseca as the principal exhibition entrance, with unusual, Mudéjar-style brickwork. Josep Llimona did the main reliefs. Just what the triumph was eludes us, especially since the exhibition itself was a commercial failure. It is perhaps best thought of as a bricks-and-mortar embodiment of the city’s general fin de siècle feel-good factor.