Arc de Triomf, Barcelona’s Pride
Aside from enjoying great food in Barcelona, you can also check out the famous monuments in Spain for their fantastic architecture. Among these is its great arc.
Why are Arcs Famous in the First Pace?
Someone might have asked you this, or you’ve wondered what the answer is yourself.
Arcs are built to pay homage to a person or a momentous historical event.
The Gigantic Red
One of the most beautiful arcs in history can be found in the largest city of Catalonia, Spain Arco de Triunfo. This 98-feet tall structure was built in 1888 for the Universal Exhibition in the same year. With Josep Vilaseca as its architect, the arc opened the fair to Parc de la Ciutadella.
Its grand design tells a rich anecdote on what transpired in 1888. The overall design symbolises Barcelona’s respect towards the nations that participated in the exhibition. If you look closely, you will be amazed at the brilliance of its details; the sculptures correspond to each country.
Symbols were also shown to represent important fields and industries such as art, agriculture, commerce, and more. While building the Arc de Triomf Barcelona was entering a new era. Modernisation was at hand, and the arc showed how the city was ready.
The Place is Alive
Although magnificent in itself, the arc is not the only thing you’ll be enjoying during your visit. There will also be street artists who’ll make your day, cyclists and skaters who make the whole place vibrant, and of course, there you will find some of the good places to eat in Barcelona.
Visiting the Arc de Triomf is among the best things that happened to travellers from all over the world. It’s surreal, and it is one of the national monuments in Spain, which can transport you to times long gone. When you visit the famous structure, don’t forget your camera to commemorate the day.