Triumphal archA triumphal arch is a building in the shape of a monumental gate, usually built to celebrate a victory in war.
This tradition dates back to Ancient Rome, and a number of arches from the city's imperial era can still be seen in modern Rome.
Some triumphal arches are made of stone and intended to be permanant. Temporary triumphal arches are also constructed, intended to be used for a celebratory parade or ceremony and then be dismantled afterwards.
Permanent monumental triumphal arches include:
- Arc de Triomphe, Paris
- Arc du Carrousel, Paris
- Roman site of Glanum, near Saint Rémy de Provence
- Gateway of India, Mumbai
- Triumph Arch, Bucharest
- Puerta de las Granadas, Granada
- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York
- Washington Square, New York, New York