Arc de Triomf is just 10 minutes walk from Plaça Catalunya, or 5 minutes by public transport and right on the edge of the fashionable shops and nightlife of the Born. So the area boasts proximity to the centre plus a relaxed atmosphere as well as Barcelona’s main park, the Ciutadella. Last but not least the beach can be reached on foot within 20 minutes.
The eponymous Arc de triomf monument was built by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas to mark the Universal Exhibition of 1888 as a symbol of the economic growth the city was experiencing at the time. The arch is located at the end of Avinguda Lluis Companys, an impressive Parisian style walkway facing the sea, and is the perfect place for a stroll down to the Ciutadella Park.
The Ciutadella Park is built on what was once the site of the Ciutadella fortress, and now houses a beautiful park with a zoo, boating lake and some fabulous art nouveau buildings. It is the perfect place to relax under the shade of some trees on a warm day, or sit outside and have a drink in one of the bars that are dotted around the park.
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