Trinità dei Monti
Trinità dei Monti
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10:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:15 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
A place of prayer and welcoming in the heart of Rome, Trinità dei Monti has been entrusted to the Emmanuel Community since September 2016.
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Neighborhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Spagna • 1 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 7 min walk
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  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,601 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Location is above the Spanish Steps
    This church is located above the Spanish Steps. 135 steps to reach this church from the bottom of the steps. This church was founded in 1502 and is a Roman Catholic late Renaissance titular church. It has great symmetry. It has great views of the surrounding area because of its commanding elevated location.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 6, 2024
  • Peter C
    Island of Malta, Malta2,683 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Renaissance church atop the Spanish Steps
    The Renaissance church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, in Piazza della Trinità dei Monti, is located on the top of the staircase of the same name which connects it to Piazza di Spagna . There is a stunning view from the balcony overlooking the square below. The exterior of the church with its white facade and two symmetrical bell towers are to be admired from below where you will also see the Sallustian obelisk in front. Inside the single nave church you will the high altar and chapels which are adorned with works of art including frescoes, sculptures and paintings.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Renaissance church atop the Spanish Steps
    This is an early 16th-century church beautifully positioned at the top of the Spanish Steps and fronted by the Sallustiano Obelisk in the city centre of Rome. The facade is Renaissance in appearance with two bell towers. Within, you will find a single nave with frescoed side chapels and nice artworks and sculture. The column supported high altar is impressive. I also quite like the 'Deposition of the Cross' sculpture by 19th-century sculptor, Wilhelm Theodor Achtermann. It is worth a few minutes to view the inside of the church as part of your visit to the Spanish Steps.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 3, 2024
  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the 135 Steps Up to the Church
    From the bottom of the Spanish Stairs, looking up, the beautiful white Renaissance church with its twin towers catches the eye immediately. The large column like structure in the middle is an ancient Egyptian-styled obelisk. It’s a very striking composition. Getting up there might look daunting but it’s worth the legwork to climb the 135 stairs. The church itself does not have any ‘must-see’ artworks or paintings inside. I have been inside before and whilst the Spanish Stairs often have overwhelming crowds, the church is quite peaceful. Even if you don’t go inside, the view from the terrace out the front is stunning and worth the climb. From here you look back down over Piazza di Spagna and down Via Condotti. We stood here for some time, just enjoying the expansive scene.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2024
  • Travel66883449345
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best experience
    I loved every moment of my trip to Rome. It was everything and surpassed my expectations. The history was really good and the views were amazing, I got so many wonderful pictures. So glad I got to see all the places I've always wanted to see.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 25, 2024
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It sits on the top of the Spanish steps, a commanding position, and is a Roman Catholic Church. In front of the church stands the Obelisk Sallustiano. In the interior, the first chapel to the right is a Baptism of Christ and other scenes of the life of John the Baptist. In the third Chapel on the right is an Assumption of the Virgin . The second Chapel on the left can be seen a well known canvas of he Deposition in grisaille. Look out too for the frescoes in the dome and the high altar.
Written February 26, 2020
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Found this pretty interesting Renaissance Church which is dating from the late 16th century while we got on the top of the Spanish Stars. It's mostly interesting due to its location, you can get a nice view of the city from the outside of the church and also has a nice obelisk you can admire. Not necesarily a must visity but for sure you will see it once you go up the Spanish Stairs.
Written May 24, 2020
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
A beautiful church at the top of the Spanish steps. The church of Santissima Trinità dei Monti, with two symmetrical belfries in the Renaissance-style façade was built by the architects Giacomo della Porta and Carlo Maderno after building the first part of the church, in Gothic style, at the beginning of the 16th century. Works that can be admired in various chapels, such as the famous cycle of frescoes by Daniele da Volterra, "Baptism of Christ" and paintings of "Tales of San Giovanni Battista" in the first chapel on the right were made by the painter Giovanni Battista Naldini. In front of the church stands the Obelisco Sallustiano, one of the many obelisks in Rome, moved here in 1789. You can see a great panorama of Rome from the front of the church.
Written February 28, 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Late Renaissance Chiesa di Trinità Dei Monti is more famous for its two bell towers exterior than for its rather modest one nave interior. This church and the Roman Obelisk (a copy of Egyptian obelisk) perched on the top of famous Spanish Steps have become an iconic image of the Eternal City and a huge magnet for tourists. Amazing views of Rome from the upper terrace are certainly worth climbing the steps even in the rain.
Written December 1, 2020
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dapper777
Monaco63,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
The church is positioned behind the famous staircase, characterized by two symmetrical bell towers.
It is one of the five French-speaking churches of Rome, belonging to the French government.
Built in the first twenty years of 1500, it was later enlarged.
The interiors are finely decorated.
Definitely worth a visit.
Stunning view from the balcony overlooking the square below, which is adorned by the Sallustian obelisk, built in Roman times in imitation of the Egyptian obelisks.
Overall, the church is worth seeing, although I personally find the interior quite disappointing.
Written October 10, 2020
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH4,942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This beautiful renaissance church is your reward from climbing la scalinata! Fronted by an obelisk, small piazza and a sweeping view of Rome, this is a sight that should not be missed. It is a very quiet respite from the bustle city and hordes of tourists, there are beautiful frescoes, gilded details, and a well executed pieta inside. Worth a visit if nothing else as some quiet time to reflect.
Written January 6, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
From the bottom of the Spanish Stairs, looking up, the beautiful white Renaissance church with its twin towers catches the eye immediately. The large column like structure in the middle is an ancient Egyptian-styled obelisk. It’s a very striking composition.
Getting up there might look daunting but it’s worth the legwork to climb the 135 stairs.
The church itself does not have any ‘must-see’ artworks or paintings inside. I have been inside before and whilst the Spanish Stairs often have overwhelming crowds, the church is quite peaceful.
Even if you don’t go inside, the view from the terrace out the front is stunning and worth the climb. From here you look back down over Piazza di Spagna and down Via Condotti. We stood here for some time, just enjoying the expansive scene.
Written May 25, 2024
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Travellers62
England, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The interior of this church is very much French in style, and very beautiful for it. Some reviewers’ disappointment is, therefore, hard to fathom; perhaps they are expecting typical Italian architecture and design - despite all the literature about the history.

Mass was ongoing when we attended. Beautiful sung responses in the liturgy.

There are, indeed, iron gates (about a third of the way in), but if one wants to participate in the service, the front of the church is open. It is not, perhaps, unreasonable for people who are sight-seeing to stay back, and to leave the praying in peace. If the gates are locked at other times, then what of it? There is no entrance fee, and this is, first and foremost, a place of worship - not a tourist spot.
Written June 13, 2022
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,585 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The church is located on the top of the Spanish Steps and most people admire the beautiful exterior without visiting. The Renaissance interior is exceptional -- several works by a pupil of Michelangelo, including a purported portrait of the master. The frescoes and the nave are impressive.
Written June 10, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Have to laugh at the vanity of Louis XIV who thought nothing of requesting a statue of himself outside this church, that of the French kings in Rome. Located at the top of the Spanish Steps, it has a stunning location. Its exterior, glistening white, is rather striking. It is the interior, however, that is a disappointment with minimal artwork and design. As the French would say, c'est la vie.
Written March 30, 2023
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