Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost
N 41° 23.460 E 002° 10.840
31T E 431501 N 4582487
Quick Description: The "Arc de Triomf" was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Universal exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.
Location: Spain
Date Posted: 8/23/2008 11:16:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM4H0R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 118

Long Description:
The "Arc de Triomf" (eng.: Triumphal Arch) is an archway structure in Barcelona, Spain. It was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Universal exhibition by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.

The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Moorish Revival 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 named "Recompense", a work from the earliest period of Josep Llimona.
The top of the arch is decorated with the Barcelona coat of arms as well as a representation of all 49 other Spanish provinces, work of Torquat Tassó and Antoni Vilanova.

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Municipal/Regional Entrance

Location: North west of the "Parc de la Ciutadella".

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