This brick arch was designed in the Mudejar style, as the entry gate for the 1888 Expo, by Josep Vilaseca. The coats-of-arms, ... More
Arch of Triumph
This brick arch was designed in the Mudejar style, as the entry gate for the 1888 Expo, by Josep Vilaseca. The coats-of-arms, which represent all the Spanish provinces are placed around it, with Barcelona's in the middle — the place of honor. On the sides of the arch are four statues of women symbolizing fame. Other stone carvings represent various countries' participation in the Expo, and Barcelona thanking them for their attendance. It is not as grand as the Paris version, perhaps, but still beautiful and worth a visit.
This quarter is located below Diagonal Avenue and above Sants. Long ago, it was an independent village like most of
the places, which have now become quarters in Barcelona. There are still some remains of the old village, for ...
Relax and take in Barcelona's coastline from a Golondrina, a wooden boat specially made to navigate in the narrow waters
of the Port of Barcelona. The boats depart from the harbor and head to the breakwater and Port Olympic ...
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is a huge white mass of a building designed by Richard Meier. It combines elements
of contemporary American architecture with the Mediterranean rationalist tradition. It opened to the public in 1995, showing a permanent ...