The Arc theTriomf is located about 300 metres from the Parc de la Ciutadella. It was designed in the Mudejar style, as the entry gate for the 1888 Expo, by Josep Vilaseca. The coats-of-arms, which represents all the Spanish provinces, were placed around it, with Barcelona's in the middle—the place of honour.
Barcelona built a number of structures at the Montjuïc Hill for the Olympics of 1992. One of the most eye-catching is the white slender communications tower that was erected between 1989 and 1991 at the Anella Olímpica (Olympic Ring) - the complex where most of the facilities were built - to transmit television coverage of the Olympic Games. The elegant tower soon became a symbol of the Olympics and the city of Barcelona.