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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. Put Spanish 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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  • There is 135 steps and the place is huge, it's also always crowded specially for the sunset because it has the best views of Rome, the church on top of the stairs it's entrance free and totally worth ...  more »
  • Huge flight of steps completely covered in tourists watching the world go by or more likely with selfie sticks! Joined the throng though and took a few pics - when in Rome.....followed by another grea...  more »
  • 135 digit. Choudhury Moses with hard, one hand car bur you have one. especially if I say no ... kalkismayin NET. Upstairs there is the home of the Church in medicini. Godfrey, should lead to a.
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  • Approx. 2 years ago when I was there the biggest part were under construction, so I decided to go again! It was definitely worth to go there! These Stairs are very impressive, even it was full with tourists sitting there! When you climb it up you can feel how many feet used it in the past and now! From the top you have a great view over the city of Rome! It's definitely one of the sights you must see when you are in Rome!
  • A good place to chill out for a bit and people watch. Definitely worth a visit if you have time at least. There are some expensive shopping streets nearby if that's what you're into. Remember you're not allowed to eat on the steps... hefty fines if you do! Also there seem to be a lot of 'rose sellers' around these parts. Whilst we were there, there was another scam attempt where someone would shout 'SIGN AGAINST DRUGS'. They want you to sign their petition and then give them money... incredible how people fall for this and I seem a few actually pay them! I mean come on, the people scamming you and asking you to sign against drugs, actually look like they're using drugs themselves. Just be mindful and don't support these scams or the street sellers...
  • Very busy during the day, hardly any room to sit/climb during certain times of the day. Great Piazza, as you walk up to the top of the steps you will have occasional street vendors trying to sell items to you. You can politely refuse or always bargain to get roses and other items from them.
  • In the Summer, it is a great place for meeting with friends and do some fun. Besides the historical value of this place, it's look nice. Different cultures tourist are making a friendly and funny environment. I love it.
  • A different genre of culture and architecture offers a fresh perspective to Rome locals and tourists alike. The broad steps going up the hill are an ideal place to sit down and chat time away. There is nothing much else to see or do here anyway.
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