The Majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona

The majestic Arc de Triomf in Barcelona is usually the meeting place of walking tours in the city. It is one of the city’s landmarks that is visited by tourists  usually during the day. In late afternoon, you’ll find more locals here walking, running and strolling around – and all the way to Parc Ciutadella. It’s good place for people-watching. 😉

There are other Arc de Triomf around the world, but I think the most famous is the one in Paris. Barcelona’s version is classical in style and is made of reddish brickwork.

The Arc de Triomf in Barcelona was built as the entrance to Universal Exhibition in 1888.
Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, Spain.

Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, Spain.

The frieze of the front declares, “Barcelona Welcomes the World.”

Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, Spain.

Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, Spain.

Taking the Metro is the easiest way to get here. It is just outside the Metro. Picasso Museum is 10 minutes walk away.

Arch de Triump in Barcelona, Spain.

Arch de Triomphe in Barcelona, Spain.

Saving Tips in Barcelona

With so many things to do and places to see, Barcelona can be overwhelming for a visitors. If you’re a kind of traveler who doesn’t like taking public transport and long queues at the ticket booth, I’d recommend you buy Barcelona Pass. This pass will take you to places that you shouldn’t miss in the city. Click here and see how much you can save.


I stayed in these two hostels in Barcelona: Urbany Hostel BCN Go and TOC Hostel Barcelona. I’d recommend both. They’re in good location and very accessible to the metro. There are also shops and restaurants all around the area. However, when it comes to comfort and amenities, I’d prefer TOC Hostel because the rooms are spacious and beds are sturdy. They have nice cafe and swimming pool, too!

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