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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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  • Spoiler alert - they're steps. Good for going up, and going down works too if that's your thing. Nice enough, but it baffles me why there are so many people here to look at them. There are separate.....  more »
  • To begin, I will admit that I did not read about the significance of these steps before or since my visit so maybe there is more to know. But, while in Rome I figured I better go here because...  more »
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  • How does one review a flight of stairs? It's the famous Spanish steps in Rome, popular among tourist. So popular that it's now forbidden to sit down. There are guards in yellow vests whistling at people who dare to sit. However, you can still take photos while standing. Great view over the rooftops of Rome from the top of the stairs.
  • Beautiful!! Watch out for some aggressive people trying to hand you flowers or sell you things. This was the only place in Rome we had to be very firm with the street vendors. Don't take anything anyone hands you unless you want to pay for it. Also go in October!! The weather was cool, and a little wet, but the streets were mostly clear compared to a June visit.
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