The famous Arc de Triompf in Barcelona is easily recognizable despite looking very different to it’s bigger brother in Paris. While the one in Paris is large and constructed with dark stones giving it an almost intimidating look, the one in Barcelona is constructed with red bricks giving it a much much less intimidating and more pleasant appearance. The arch was built in 1888 and was originally intented to be the main access gate for the World Fair and was designed by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas. The red brickwork is unmistakable and has become popular amongst tourist visiting Barcelona. At the top of the arch the coats of arms of the 49 Spanish provinces are displayed. The area can be easily reached by taking the red metroline (L1) and get out at the metrostop Arc de Triompf. The structure is located in the Eixample district and is on walking distance to the biggest bus station of Barcelona, which is called Estacio del Nord. Also, when using the bus, the area can be reached by using lines 19, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51 and 55.