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Arc de Triomf

The Arc de Triomf was the Entrance to the World Exposition in 1888

Built of red bricks in the New Moorish style, the Arc de Triomf rises majestically at the end of the Passeig Lluís Companys. In 1888, the triumphal arch served as the main entrance to the World's Fair. The arms of the city of Barcelona and of the 49 Spanish provinces were placed around the arch. Several of our tours lead to or past Arc de Triomf.

Included Services of Segway Tours

  • 90-minute Express Tour: drive to Parc de la Ciutadella and Port Vell
  • 2-hour Standard Tour: through the old town and along the beach
  • XXL Tour: in addition to the 2-hour tour to the Hotel W and Parc de la Ciutadella
  • Early Bird Tour: 2-Hour Segway Tour including breakfast
  • Parc de la Ciutadella tour: approx. 60 minutes.
  • Approximately 15 minutes instruction on how to drive the segway
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The architect Josep Vilaseca designed the monument as an allegory of the respect that the city of Barcelona made for the nations and provinces that participated in the 1888 World's Fair.

During these Tours You Will Pass the Arc de Triomf

From the Arc you reach the Parc de la Ciutadella on the car free Passeig de Lluis Companys. The sculpture Homage to Picasso, the world-famous sculptor Tàpies and an artificial designed water ditch evaluate the road. By metro you get off at station Arc de Triomf with the lines L1 and L5.

The Moorish style, which was currently fashionable in Spain, serves as a counterpoint to the buildings that have been used in Barcelona to date: Gothic buildings and modern structures in the Eixample district. Vilaseca decorated the brick arch with sculptural motifs.

The combination of red brick and the row of friezes as decorative borders around the arch make it a uniquely beautiful landmark of Barcelona.

If you take a close look at the bow, you will soon realize that the triumphal arch was the gateway to modern late 19th-century Barcelona. If you look from the Park de la Ciutadella to the Triumphal Arch, the gate points towards the modern Eixample district.

The Bats on the Arc de Triomf

You can find some stone bats attached to the triumphal arch. It was the emblem of King Jaume I. (1213-1276) (James of Aragon). Under Jaume I., Barcelona flourished economically and he liberated Valencia, Menorca and Mallorca from the Moors. On 31 December 1229 his troops concered the city of Medina Mayurka. The bat was his lucky charm. The city of Medina was later called Ciudad de Mallorca and in 1717 it was renamed again in Palma de Mallorca, as the city was called in Roman times.
The bat is still the emblem of Valencia and was for example also part of the first crest of FC Barcelona.

You will find the bat again and again in structures of Modernism, the Catalan Art Nouveau. Animal symbols were repeatedly used in the Modernism, which symbolizes the independence of Catalonia. The dragon, which symbolizes the patron saint of Catalonia Sant Jordi, is a good example.

Book the Segway Tour and start directly at the Arc de Triomf

During the Segway-Tour you will have lots of fun and you can see the Arc de Triomf.
Please, enter the number of persons (at least two people) and your desired tour date. Segway from 16 years, persons from 14-15 years can participate with e-bike. Shown prices are per person, includes VAT.
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Segway Tour 90 Minutes Desired Quantity
10.00 Segway Tour 90 minutes 45.00€
12:30 Segway Tour 90 minutes 45.00€
15:00 Segway Tour 90 minutes 45.00€
18:00 Segway Tour 90 minutes 45.00€
16:30 Segway Tour 90 minutes 45.00€
Show price for Segway Tour 2 hours
09.30 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
10.00 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
12.30 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
15.00 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
16.30 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
18.00 Segway Tour 2 hours 55.00€
Show price for Segway Tour XXL 3 hours
09.30 Segway XXL-Tour 3 hours 75.00€
13.00 Segway XXL-Tour 3 hours 75.00€
16.30 Segway XXL-Tour 3 hours 75.00€
Show price for Early Bird Tour (incl. breakfast)
08.00 Barcelona Segway Early Bird Tour 2 hours (including breakfast) 65.00€
Show price for Segway Parc de la Ciutadella-Tour 60 minutes
10.00 Segway Parc de la Ciutadella-Tour 60 minutes 35.00€
12.30 Segway Parc de la Ciutadella-Tour 60 minutes 35.00€
15.00 Segway Parc de la Ciutadella-Tour 60 minutes 35.00€
18.00 Segway Parc de la Ciutadella-Tour 60 minutes 35.00€


Desired Quantity
E-bike (for people up to 15 years) 24.00€

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Important information

Passeig Lluís Companys

Metro: Arc de Triomf (L1, L5)

Opening times
open to the public

Freely accessible, the Arc de Triomf can only be visited from the outside.

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