Arco de la Victoria

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Arco de la Victoria
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Arco de la Victoria, Madrid
General information
Type triumphal arch
Location Moncloa
Town or city Madrid
Country Spain
Construction started 1950
Completed 1956
Design and construction
Architect Modesto Lopez Otero and Pascual Bravo Sanfeliú

Arco de la Victoria is a triumphal arch built in the Moncloa district of Madrid, Spain. The 49 m high arch was constructed at the behest of Francisco Franco to commemorate the victory of Francoist troops in the 1936 Battle of Ciudad Universitaria, part of the Spanish Civil War.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Top Attractions: Victory Arch". Madrid Tourist Info. Madrid Tourism. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Madrid's dangerous attempt to distort the history of the Spanish civil war | David Mathieson". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 

Coordinates: 40°26′09″N 3°43′13″W / 40.4359°N 3.7202°W / 40.4359; -3.7202