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Summary for Arc De Triomf and Paseo Luis I Companys

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"Arc De Triomf and Paseo Luis I Companys"

Designed by Josep Vilaseca as a gateway to a promenade with wrought iron lamp posts leading to the 1888 Universal Exposition in Parc de la Ciutadella.

Address: Passeig de Lluis Companys S/N, Barcelona. 08003

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About Arc De Triomf and Paseo Luis I Companys

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Built as a gateway to the 1888 Universal Exposition, located in the Parc de la Ciutadella, the Arc de Triomf was built at the bottom of passeig de Sant Joan forming a walk that led to the fairgrounds of Parc de la Cuitadella.

Architect Josep Vilaseca designed a gateway to embody the modernity of Barcelona of the late nineteenth century. The lateral reliefs symbolise Agriculture and Industry, and on the other side, Trade and Art. Above the arch, the shields of the 49 Spanish provinces are chaired by the coat of arms of Barcelona.


Palau de la Justicia

Walking down Passeig de Lluis Companys on the left is Palau de la Justicia. The courthouse was inaugurated in 1908 and designed by architects Josep Domenech i Estapa and Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia. The four facades were decorated with sculptures and reliefs, friezes and shields, and other sculptural ornaments with four weather vanes on top of the corner towers. The reliefs were chosen by a committee which comprised politicians of the liberal party. The building is made from montjuic quarried Stone.


Lamp Posts

behind the Arc de Triumfo is a boulevard leading to Parc Cuitadella called Passeig de Lluis Companys which has wrought iron lampposts designed by architect Pedro Falques in 1905. As of 1841 Barcelona adopted the use of Gas for street lighting which allowed the city to experiment with many different forms of lighting and lamp post. The lamp posts combine the styles of classicism and gothicism eliminating the need for heavy sturdy pieces.


Francesc Rius i Taulet statue

at the bottom of Passeig de Lluis Companys before crossing the road into the park is the Francesc Rius i Taulet statue. Francesc de P. Rius i Taulet (Barcelona 1833-Olordola 1889) was mayor of Barcelona, shortly before the First Republic in 1873, and again in 1874, after the coup of General Pavia. Deputy to Corts for Barcelona under the Bourbon Restoration as a member of the dynastic liberal party of Sagasta, was mayor of Barcelona between 1881 and 1884 and between 1886 and 1889. He promoted the great works of the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, the square of Tetuan , the square of Letamendi, the demolition of the rest of the Muralla de Mar (Old city wall on seafront) to open the Paseo de Colom, the monument to Columbus, the Universal Exhibition of 1888 and the cemetery of the southwest of Montjuic. Founded the Municipal Laboratory and the Municipal Institute of Hygiene to prevent and combat epidemics and endemic diseases.


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Visiting Arc De Triomf and Paseo Luis I Companys

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The interior of Arc de Triumf is not open to the public. Only the exterior can be viewed from street level.

Arc de Triumf is at the top of Passeig Lluis i Companys which is a public boulevard park space open 24x7.

Getting To Arc De Triomf and Paseo Luis I Companys

Nearest TMB Metro is Arc de Triumfo on the red (L1) line and on the Renfe RODALIES train network.

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