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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 180 steps (yes, we counted them!) to the church Trinita dei Monti are a great climb and certainly of interest to see. Very crowded, but the police seem to keep things moving along which is nicer....  more
    The 180 steps (yes, we counted them!) to the church Trinita dei Monti are a great climb and certainly of interest to see. Very crowded, but the police seem to keep things moving along which is nicer....  more »
  • Considering the amazing sights you can see in Rome visiting the Spanish Steps was underwhelming. The area was unsurprisingly super busy and police were patrolling the steps. There were a number of... 
    Considering the amazing sights you can see in Rome visiting the Spanish Steps was underwhelming. The area was unsurprisingly super busy and police were patrolling the steps. There were a number of...  more »
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  • Wow, there were so many people it was almost claustrophobic. It is a beautiful area and the steps and church were really cool. But be prepared to push your was through all the people as they enjoy the scenery. It is definitely worth visiting. I counted 180 steps to the top where a beautiful church awaits.
  • 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.

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