Arc de Triomf


The Triumphal Arch of Barcelona was the main entrance of the 1888 Universal Exibition. This Neo- Moorish style arch was designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. This reddish brick arch  was decorated with several stone sculptures. The stone bats symbolises modernism & the 12 angels represents  fame. In the middle there is a crown & below it a stone carving which  represents all the Spanish Provinces.  The front frieze was designed by Josep Reynes with an  inscription  "Barcelona rep les nacions" (Barcelona Welcomes The Nations).  This majestic avenue  lined with palm trees leads to Parc de la Ciutadella .