It was the entry gate to the International Exposition of 1888.
The monument is an allegory to industry, handicrafts and business, and was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca. The Triumphal Arch was designed by the architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, and was built in 1888 as the main entry to the Barcelona International Exposition.
The brick design has a series of embossed images that depict allegorical scenes of industry, traditional craft work and business. The front frieze was designed by Josep Reynes and represents the city of Barcelona welcoming visitors to the Exhibition fair.