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Spanish Steps, Rome

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Climb Spanish Steps, the widest staircase in Europe and one of the most majestic urban monuments of the Baroque style. The 136 steps once linked the Spanish Embassy to a Franciscan church that was officially under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France. An iconic fountain created by artist Gianlorenzo Bernini and his father stands at the foot of the staircase. Designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi, the staircase and the piazza were built between 1723 and 1725. PutSpanish Steps into our Rome online tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the Spanish Steps. The climb was a bit much for an old man with poor circulation in the legs, so we did not climb to see the view from above, For us, it was not particularly special. The... 
    We visited the Spanish Steps. The climb was a bit much for an old man with poor circulation in the legs, so we did not climb to see the view from above, For us, it was not particularly special. The...  more »
  • Great view! Even though it was a bit overcrowded. Enjoyed the place a lot. I would totally recommend 
    Great view! Even though it was a bit overcrowded. Enjoyed the place a lot. I would totally recommend  more »
  • We had heard so much about the Spanish steps and we only had 24 hours in Rome. My man and I trekked across the city to see them and were...so disappointed. They are just steps really. And very... 
    We had heard so much about the Spanish steps and we only had 24 hours in Rome. My man and I trekked across the city to see them and were...so disappointed. They are just steps really. And very...  more »
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  • Another place in Rome worth seeing. The charming streets leading to the stairs are full of boutiques of the most eminent fashion houses. You can see that it is a very rich and expensive part of the city. The attraction itself is interesting, very well kept. Clean, despite the large number of tourists. It is worth paying attention to local traders who want to sell small gifts - I advise you not to, waste of money and their stories about the family, copy the sales manual. There is a beautiful view of the old town from the top. I recommend it and I'll be back there again.
  • What a beautiful vibes here! 😊 Real sparkling Italian atmosphere. That many young people who gather here and give a special energy to the place. I just loved sitting here and enjoying this atmosphere. Last but not least, the part behind the stairs is also beautiful 😍 If you are here, you should buy a cup of coffee and sit down on this stairs and just enjoy every moment 😊
  • Its not allowed to sit down there!
  • So heres the deal...yes, the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) are a beautiful piece of history and worth a visit while in Rome. But the governments actions to restrict people form sitting on the stairs and enjoying the view, to me, takes away some of the appeal. I remember coming here when the steps were lined with flowers and life. Now if you sit at all, within a few minutes an officer will blow his whistle and require you to vacate (or get fined).
  • It has already been said and written a thousand times and exposed by all the reviews before this one. Located in the heart of Rome and surrounded by top brand shops, finely furnished. It is wonderful in spring with the azaleas on the steps. Event that only happens this season. A vision

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