Barcelona's Arc de Triomf – Not a Triumphal Arch

Barcelona's Arc Was Built as a Gateway to the 1888 Universal Exhibition: Barcelona's Arc de Triomf carries the same name as its French cousin, but that is where the similarity ends as the Barcelona Arc is quite different, both architecturally and historically. The famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris … [Read more...]

Arc de Triomphe – Napoleon’s Triumphal Arch

"Go Home Beneath Triumphal Arch" - A Promise by Napoleon to his Men: Though less artistic than its older cousin of Porte Saint-Denis, the Arc de Triomphe is the more famous and far larger. Set on Place de Charles de Gaulle-Etoile, atop the hill of Chaillot, it forms the centre from which … [Read more...]