Arc de Triomf

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This article is about the arch in Barcelona. For other uses, see Arch of Triumph (disambiguation).
Arc de Triomf
English:Triumphal Arch
Arc de Triomf Barcelona 2013.jpg
Year 1888 (1888)
Type Brick, stone
Location Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Coordinates 41°23′27″N 2°10′50″E / 41.39083°N 2.18056°E / 41.39083; 2.18056Coordinates: 41°23′27″N 2°10′50″E / 41.39083°N 2.18056°E / 41.39083; 2.18056

The Arc de Triomf (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈarɡ də tɾiˈomf]) is an arch in the manner of a memorial or triumphal arch in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style. The front frieze contains the stone sculpture Barcelona rep les nacions (Catalan for "Barcelona welcomes the nations") by Josep Reynés. The opposite frieze contains a stone carving entitled Recompensa (Recompense), a work from Josep Llimona's the earliest period, representing the granting of awards to the participants in the World Exposition. The friezes along the sides of the arch include allegories of Agriculture and Industry, works by Antoni Vilanova, and of Trade and Art by Torquat Tassó.

The arch presides over Passeig de Lluís Companys, a wide promenade leading to the Ciutadella Park. It is located at the top of the promenade, where it meets Passeig de Sant Joan.

Similar structures, though with other uses or aims, can be found in Paris (France), London (England), Brooklyn (New York, USA) and Bucharest (Romania), among many others.

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Note: For similar arches, see Triumphal Arch or Memorial Arch