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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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  • The area of the Spanish Steps is beautiful. The stairs are very impressive and special One of the most visited places in Rome. Very close to other famous sites. All around there are many good...  more »
  • Lovely old steps with a church at the top and a fountain at the bottom. A pleasant climb with panoramic views over Rome. Very close to the exclusive jewellery shops and other shopping and eating...  more »
  • Again another example of the stunning archtecture that Rome has to offer. Standing at the top and admiring the view on a beautiful day ( which we had) was breathtaking.  more »
  • If want to visit you should spend minimum 2,3 days to see all the famous locations in Rome.There was so crowded in the steps.You should go to the top to get a good view of City from the top.You have to spend time on here to get a feel on ancient city. Be careful about your valuable thing in the crowd. Don’t eat from the restaurant next to the tourist attractions they will charge you more.If you want cheap & locals food you should walk through the street.You will find best street food then.
  • The Spanish steps is such a beautiful and iconic site. It is situated in a bustling plaza surrounded by very high end stores. At the top is a beautiful church. Both the steps and church are free to enter. Be aware of the large crowds and pickpockets. If you're trying to get here by train be sure to get off at the Spagna station. As soon as you walk out the train station the steps are directly to the left of you. I highly recommend!
  • This square has an interesting history. I'd recommend you to download one of the audio guide. There are many available. The view from the top is priceless. The column is good. I didn't get the value of the small fountain thought. Be sure it will be crowded. Also i was surprised that there are police that doesn't allow to sit on the steps.
  • Wonderful place in Rome to visit, like most attractions all within easy walking distance. Beautiful surrounding and very busy. Great views from the top and fairly light work to climb the steps to the very top. Your be well rewarded with the view once your there! No eating allowed on the steps as your get moved on!
  • They were a little challenging for us to find walking from our hotel until we got better directions. The stone looks ageless, very beautiful. We were there before Christmas and the overlook view was especially nice at night with all the decorative lights in the street below. There were plenty of people but it still felt spacious and calm.

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