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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. Using our custom trip planner, Rome attractions like Spanish Steps can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Lovely steps lead up a hill where a nice view of the surrounding area can be had. Stairs are incredibly slippery due to wear over the centuries. A must see if visiting Rome.  more »
  • It was cool to see but when I went there it was completely covered in tourists so it just looked like steps with hundreds of people sitting on them. I guess you should try to go earlier if you actuall...  more »
  • If you're expecting more than steps then you'll be disappointed. If you go with this in mind then they're worth seeing just to see one of the 'must things to do' in Rome. If you have the time then the...  more »
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  • You can climb to the top to get a magnificent view of the Rome city. Nice place to sit and relax on the steps during the evenings. Enjoy the music played by local musicians. Please be aware that eating is not allowed on the steps.
  • Lovely and simply outstanding, such a romantic place you will fall in love again. Full of fun and great atmosphere. Sit back and relax the atmosphere and the crowd. A must when you are in Rome
  • Beautiful and historic. A great place to stop and rest your feet. But not much more than some aesthetically pleasing steps to take some pictures on in the midst of the crowds. However, check out the sunset from the top of the steps. Great view.
  • It was cool but they are just a series of steps. You should definitely walk by it especially after visiting the Trevi Fountain as it is in the same general location. The metro station is that far away either which makes it nice if you end the day here.
  • Very very very busy place but perfect place to grab a seat and people watch. I loved to journal on these steps when I backpacked Europe! Definitely check these steps out. Sit, chat, eat, read or journal!