The Arc de Triomf Barcelona
visiting the red arc
Welcome to the beautiful Arc De Triumph in Barcelona Spain! This red beauty is an icon of the city. After visiting the original arc in France I had no idea that there even was other arcs in the world! While doing research for Barcelona I stumbled upon this and could not wait to see it for my self. The architecture in Europe is truly one of a kind and something I hope everyone can experience!
so where is this arc?
This Arc leads to the modern day Ciutadella Park in Barcelona Spain. It is obviously a tourist spot but used for everyday city traffic and travel as well. Unlike the Arch of Triumph in France, you cannot go inside or on top of this arc. It is just a free standing beauty! To find the Arc you can type it into any smart phone map, or use the address below. This arc is central to many things to do in Barcelona.
Address: Passeig de Lluís Companys, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
what makes this arc so unique?
There are many many arch’s and arcs all around the world, from London, to Paris, New York and many many more. However many if not all these pieces were built for military or war purposes. This arc was built in 1888 for the Barcelona World Fair. It was built as the Welcome Arc for visitors from all over to pass through. It is a complete non-military piece of architecture! Plus the architecture in Barcelona, Spain is unlike anything else. Spanish influence is so stunning! Be sure to also check out the Sagrada Familia while here.
when can i see it? is it free?
This Arc lives here permanently, and for our luck is open 24 hours a day every day of the year. It is completely free to wander around and soak up the true vibe of this wonderful city. With the palm trees and stunning street architecture, you truly will want to stay here a while! Like mentioned above, there is no exploring in or on the Arc. If you are looking for things to do in Barcelona than this should be high on your list!
One of my favorite memories here was sitting on a bench with Rashawn to the side of the arc. We drank a Spanish beer, played some music, people watched, and truly just enjoyed the moment of being here! Visiting the Arch in Paris should be on your bucket list, but the experience is so much different! There is so much hussel + bussel there it can be hard to soak it all in if you are not careful. This arc is great for families, couples, or ANYONE!
What is your favorite Arc or Arch around the world?