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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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  • Maybe we were missing something, but not quite sure what the draw is to this attraction. The steps are beautiful, as is the surrounding churches and fountains. However, other than that, not much of a ...  more »
  • A must see!!!!beautiful and a great people watching area. Drink the water out of the fountain. Wonderful place to go and did I say BEAUTIFUL!!! Go !!Go !!Go to the Spanish Steps!!  more »
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  • Fantastic tourist spot for a bit of people watching and for soaking up the Italian atmosphere. Always buzzing with crowds of people just sitting on the steps and watching the world go by. Highly recommend spending an hour here but watch out for the 'food police' strictly no picnics allowed. The small church at the top of the steps is an absolute gem and you must pop in to light a candle while here.
  • A beautiful and very popular venue right in the heart f romantic Rome! Surrounded by excellent restaurants and all the designer labels you can imagine! Truly excellent experience...if you're lucky steel musicians enhance the overall ambiance. ..highly recommended....
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