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Spanish Steps, Rome

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • When in Rome, a must see are the Spanish Steps... Sure, you say it's just a bunch of steps, what's the big deal? Well, for one, the location is incredibly gorgeous, climbing a steep slope between the ...  read more »
  • Good anytime of the day , but especially at sunset. We went several times during our stay. The view up top is fantastic. Good food and shopping all around. It does get cold and the merchants come our ...  read more »
  • Always beautiful, wonderful views of the city, one of the most important and beautiful sights of Rome, it's worth You sit on the steps and be admiring the beautiful landscape of the place.
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  • The Spanish Steps are under renovation at the moment (8th July 2016) so there's nothing much to see. If you're already here you could keep heading north to the Piazza del Popolo or south to the Trevi fountain.
  • This is a very famous square and fountain of Rome, Italy, But I didn't impressive so much unless its Roman Baroque style monuments. Too crowded here but the good thing was relaxing your tired legs at the stairs.
  • i sat there amongst the young who were hanging out or playing on an instrument to people watch. I treasured every breath I took, sound I heard. Very cool place.
  • I was looking forward to seeing these as I'd seen pictures of them adorned with flowers so was a bit disappointed to see half of them inaccessible due to restoration work but it has to be done! We found them very difficult to locate though! We ended up walking up some steps at the side of the building at the top of the steps then we walked down them and got a photo at the bottom of them near the fountain.
  • Under construction when I was visiting so kind of a disappointment. Masses of crowds. The district has lots of good shopping in the area. Lots of police and aggressive vendors with roses and selfie sticks... Just a little to be desired...
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