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Triumphal Arch

  • Triumphal arch. Barcelona © Turespaña

    Triumphal arch. Barcelona © Turespaña

  • Detail of reliefs on the triumphal arch. Barcelona © Turespaña

    Detail of reliefs on the triumphal arch. Barcelona © Turespaña





Siglo XIX

Paseo Lluis Companys s/n
08010 Barcelona
Barcelona, Catalonia

It was the entry gate to the International Exposition of 1888.

The monument is an allegory to industry, handicrafts and business, and was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca.

The Triumphal Arch was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, and was built in 1888 as the main entry to the Barcelona International Exposition. The brick design has a series of embossed images that depict allegorical scenes of industry, traditional craft work and business. The front frieze was designed by Josep Reynes and represents the city of Barcelona welcoming visitors to the Exhibition fair.

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Elefantes, one of the groups taking part in Guitar BCN © BCN Guitar

Jan 27, 2023 to Jun 29, 2023


Guitar BCN

Image of a concert during the Festival © Inma Varandela. Primavera Sound

Jun 1, 2023 to Jun 3, 2023


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BBF – Barcelona Beach Festival

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