Spanish Steps
Spanish Steps
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded by 18th-century buildings augmented by the colorful flowers that adorn the Spanish Steps. The elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti.
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Neighborhood: Centro
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  • Spagna • 2 min walk
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  • stuart_mitchell18
    Kemnay, United Kingdom190 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive area to eat or drink.
    Bit of a let down and not sure what all the fuss is about tbh. Nice steps and view from the top is great. Be wary if planning to eat or drink near here, we found it the most expensive part of Rome. Neatly €10 for a small beer.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 1, 2023
  • David
    Devon, United Kingdom155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting church and good view point.
    There's a lot made of The Spanish Steps and it turned out the were a set of .....steps. Apparently the rule is that no one is supposed to sit on them, which was a rule being comprehensively broken. The church at the top of the steps made the visit worth while. The views of the city are also worth the walk. Maybe I missed the point.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,612 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overrated
    I think this site is a bit overrated compared to others in Rome. It is OK with nice views from the top but very crowded. If you were to miss it, it would not be the end of the world. It is however easy to get to with the “A” Metro right there (Spagna stop).
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
  • FamReview
    Yorba Linda, California40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a must/Quick stop
    It was pretty and nice but wall to wall people. And quite hot…it’s only 86 F but the humidity makes it hotter The steps were easy to navigate and is in one of the posh shopping areas. was near the Baptist church of Rome we visited this sunday
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Sagi R
    Hadera, Israel84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely and Lively and Worth Visiting
    One of the most vivacious and dynamic areas in the city. The steps and their surroundings abound with people, noise and joy, the fountain in the bottom is beautiful. The point of descent is conflated with a block of shopping streets, and it completes the experience. There's nothing really special and unique there though, so it may be related to as a part of a daily walk.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See in Rome
    A very popular place to visit in Rome, so early morning is the best time to avoid the crowds. The climb to the top of the steps is impressive with great views of the surrounding area, plus the church at the top is beautiful too. Plenty of shops and cafes in the area plus the designer brands should your pockets be bottomless.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Ving Traveler
    Bronx, New York54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must thing to do in Rome
    A great free thing to do in Rome. Make sure you are in good enough shape top climb the stairs as their are many. The climb is worth it as the view from the top is awe inspiring. There is a church at the top where you can give thanks for actually making it to the top. Note: Went with family (all adults), but TA doesn't give you that as a drop down choice when writing reviews.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India392 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok, nothing exceptional in a city full of better sights
    Well, if you’re in Rome, then Spanish Steps - Trevi Fountain walk is a must. But all the other tourists also have the same thoughts😊. The area is very crowded. The steps themselves are nice enough…just that it would have been more enjoyable with lesser crowds. If you are really short on time and want to prioritise where you spend that time in Rome, you can skip this
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia23,993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get Your Steps In!
    The 135 travertine steps lead up to the Church of the Trinita dei Monti and as usual on every visit, the place is full! Not too many tourists take the steps though? They seem to congregate at the Piazza, taking selfies, lattes & ciggies! The steps were built in 1723 to create a link between the Church & square below and were paid by a French diplomat's legacy. A must visit spot in Roma!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore9,820 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice historic steps to the top!
    The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy, climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church, at the top. The steps represent figuratively and metaphorically the close relationship between the Sacred and the Eternal city, shown through the elevation and vastness of the monument. The longest and widest steps in Europe are also an important landmark in Rome as they host events and are home to Italian traditions. During our visit there, it was closed to evening and the place was crowded with lots of visitors, both local and foreign. While it took quite a while and effort to walk-up the steps, it's a good experience and the view from the top was awesome!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
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Emily Mc
London, UK454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Spanish Steps are unsurprisingly a set of steps which date back from the 18th century in which link the base of the Piazza Trinità dei Monti and Trinita dei Monti Church. Even though the staircase was designed by Francesco De Sanctis, an Italian architect, it was originally funded by a French diplomat, Stefano Gueffier. The Obelisco Sallustiano is at the front of the church, to which many people will mistake the obelisk having Egyptian hieroglyphs when in reality they’re an imitation, they were simple copied from the obelisk from the Piazza del Popolo. Before digressing any further into information regarding the Spanish Steps, it should be noted that you cannot sit on these steps as it’s a UNESCO site as there was damage to the marble over time. If you decide that you need to sit on these steps rather than anywhere else in Piazza Trinità dei Monti, then you will be fined heavily. The square itself is named after the Spanish Embassy and the land surrounding this embassy was considered by the people living there to be Spanish territory. Regardless of the territory, the Spanish Steps unique design led to popularity among artists, poets and painters who found inspiration in this location. Since these creative individuals came to this location, beautiful women flocked to this area which in turn was a benefit as they were used as models. The Spanish Steps nowadays have the same purpose as it had hundreds of years ago - a meeting place for those in Rome.
Written February 16, 2020
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Kristen8012
Boston, MA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Fun to walk the steps and reach the top and look down over the plaza. The architecture around here is amazing and worth simply stopping and admiring. As with most of Rome, it is best to wear good, solid walking shoes. There were horse drawn carriages in the plaza below available to take you on a tour of the city. However, we chose not to do this option as it was very pricey. I think that would be a fun way to see the sights, though, and save on some walking. Pictures were challenging in this area as it was very busy on the day we were there, but we enjoyed the views immensely. It was one of our first stops in Rome and definitely set the mood for a Rome holiday.
Written February 24, 2020
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Rome golf cart
Rome, Italy78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
In the Piazza di Spagna at the base is the Early Baroque fountain called Fontana della Barcaccia ("Fountain of the longboat"), built in 1627–29 and often credited to Pietro Bernini, father of a more famous son, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who is recently said to have collaborated on the decoration. The elder Bernini had been the pope's architect for the Acqua Vergine, since 1623. According to a legend, Pope Urban VIII had the fountain installed after he had been impressed by a boat brought here by a flood of the Tiber.

In the piazza, at the corner on the right as one begins to climb the steps, is the house where English poet John Keats lived and died in 1821; it is now a museum dedicated to his memory, full of memorabilia of the English Romantic generation. On the same right side stands the 15th-century former cardinal Lorenzo Cybo de Mari's palace, now Ferrari di Valbona, a building altered in 1936 to designs by Marcello Piacentini, the main city planner during Fascism, with modern terraces perfectly in harmony with the surrounding baroque context.
Written March 5, 2020
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amanda c
Cannock, UK101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We navigated ourselves through the strets of Rome and ended up at the top of these steps. and am so glad we did as the atmposphere at the top was so peaceful and gave you time to take in the views of the city without having to catch your breath 1st.

The steps are on 2 levels and as you would expect uneven and are probably slippy in the wet weather but as it was a warm spring day when we visited so didn't encounter any problems. As you can imagine they are filled with tourists snapping selfies wit the iconic view in the background.

The base of the stairs is a square where you will find your high end brands of shops like Chanel so if you keep your eyes peeled you may sneek a peek at a celebrity. There is also man array of eateries in the square. I can't comment on the prices but common sense would tell me that they would be a few Euros added on the bill for the view.

We visited in the day but am sure they woul look more impressive at night all lit up.

Go and have a look for yourself and get another tick on your Rome been there done that list you will not be disappointed.

Written April 4, 2022
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Stardoe
Dubbo68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Spanish Steps were high on my list of must see sites mainly due to them being featured in the movie Roman Holiday. They lead up to a gorgeous church and another lovely view of the city. Just across the road are the streets of big brands such as Gucci, Tiffany, Dolce and Gabana, Chanel, Rolex, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada etc. Unfortunately you aren't allowed to sit anywhere on the steps and take in the ambience or even linger too long standing up to take a photo. Like the Trevi Fountain, it is very strongly policed.
Written January 21, 2020
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Swallins
Gosport, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Hot, hot, hot! Best to visit in the evening when the temperature cools, we went about 8pm, still sunny and 35 degrees. Beautiful place. There was a busker sitting on the steps singing, really set the scene.

Watch out for guys selling Roses, they are not free! If you take it they will bug you! Best to be firm/curt "No" they tend to move off ten. If you are polite they continue and they are everywhere!!
Written August 6, 2022
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Bennettbrian
Hebburn, UK2,699 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Obviously one of the most famous sightseeing locations in Rome. The steps are steeped in history and the views over the city from the top are worth the visit. Nothing to exciting but a worthwhile visit.
A very place to visit and to be avoided during peak times during the day, we found it more appealing and picturesque at night.
Written July 15, 2022
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Samuel Pasaribu
Bekasi, Indonesia3,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is one of the must visit place in Rome. The stairs connecting Piazza di Spagna at below and Piazza Trinita dei Monti at above. The place was very crowded with people who only sitting and talking with friends. Count the stairs and it should be 135 stairs. Repeat if you find different number. :-)
Written April 11, 2020
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davidcapstick40
Auckland, New Zealand690 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you get here VERY early, then I’m sure this is amazing.
However, any other time, it’s a heaving mass of people, all trying to take selfies and jostling for positions to take pictures.

It’s a steep walk up the stairs, but the views from the top, especially at night are quite beautiful.

Get there early, or really don’t bother.
Written January 6, 2020
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Jozy74
North Hampshire, UK196 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
If you are on the metro and come off at Spagna station you will walk past these steps on your way to exploring the city. Not really sure what the fuss is about, but they're there if you want to have a look. Wouldn't go out if my way though
Written March 8, 2020
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