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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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Giorgio De Chirico The Disquieting Muses, 1947. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

Jul 14, 2017 to Oct 22, 2017


CaixaForum - Barcelona
The World of Giorgio de Chirico

Courtyard with coloured sunshades in the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) © Turespaña

Nov 13, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017


Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) - Barcelona
La Alternativa. Barcelona Independent Film Festival

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Apr 24, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018


Fira Gran Vía - Barcelona
Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week - Gaudí Novias Catwalk

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To be confirmed 2017


Fira de Barcelona - Barcelona
B-Travel - Catalonia International Tourism Show

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