Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna
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This beautiful plaza is one of Rome's most famous, home to the iconic Spanish Steps staircase and the boat-shaped Fontana della Barcaccia.
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Neighborhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Spagna • 2 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 7 min walk
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  • Terry M
    Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
    A PLACE TO LINGER
    The piazza is in my view one of the nicer ones in Rome. No surprise the Spanish embassy is here. It has many high end shops. There are plaes of interest to have a drink or get that quality shot of the Spanish Steps. A man was playing the piano in the late afternoon. The place has a stylish edge.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 29, 2023
  • Ken T
    Glen Oaks, New York609 contributions
    Beautiful scenery with lots of crowds
    The Piazza di Spagna that is surrounded by high end shops for brands like Dior and Prada. It is usually very busy because of the shopping in the area, but more so because the Piazza is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. At the bottom of the Spanish Steps there is a fountain called Fontana Della Barcaccia or “Fountain of the Old Boat”. It was commissioned by Pope Urban VII and was completed by Bernini.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Osman B
    Beirut, Lebanon606 contributions
    The Piazza Not to be Missed in Rome
    This place is surely not be missed once in Rome. In the center there is a large staircase of 135 steps (Spanish Steps) leading to a beautiful church on top. At the bottom of the steps right in the middle of the square you will find the imposing Fontana Della Barcaccia (Old Boat). Few meters in front of the fountain rises a column of Virgin Mary. The Piazza is full of entertainers, painters, street artists etc... surrounded by shops of high-end designers brands and it's so close to Trevi fountain.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 31, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,283 contributions
    Also known as Spanish Square
    Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square), is located at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. In the middle of the square is the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, dating to the beginning of the baroque period. It’s a very busy area and popular to tourists and Via condotti commences here the busy and expensive fashion street of Rome. Most visitors to Rome would have this area listed on their bucket list.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Laura S
    Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal12 contributions
    Piazza di Spagna
    Piazza di Spagna is a very huge square. It was on my list with the must-visit places. Be sure to climb the stair to the church, nice view from up there. There are horse and carriage rides and plenty of designer shops.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 13, 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA35,336 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most familiar faces of Rome. The moment you are on the Piazza di Spagna you see Audrey Hepburn walking on the Spanish Steps with Gregory Peck...

I always start with the famous early Baroque fountain, Fontana della Barcaccia, sculpted by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his father, Pietro Bernini, and then walk 135 steps up to the Chiesa Trinità dei Monti. The views of the Eternal City from the upper terrace of the Spanish Steps are always spectacular. This time I was there on a rainy day in December and Rome looked romantic and a bit sad...such a wonderful memory...

If you are interested in shopping, there are shops for all tastes on the Piazza Spagna, including some impressive designer shops (Valentino, Balenciaga, Versace, etc.)

Written November 28, 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,097 contributions
Dec 2019
The Piazza di Spagna is one of those experiences that looks pretty in pictures but is much nicer in person. It's one of the beating hearts of current-day Rome, filled with locals and tourists alike. It sits at the base of the Spanish Steps, but don't let those distract you from the piazza itself, which is bordered by upscale shops and tasty restaurants. There are people hawking their wares, and during the Christmas season, people doing Christmas shopping and buying roasted chestnuts. Sit and soak in the atmosphere, especially in the evening when people come out and play music.
Written September 10, 2020
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
May 2019
Large tourist pedestrian square. You can access from this one to the Spanish Steps. Great experience and view from the top of the stairs. Well worth climb. Via Condotti with its luxury boutiques also overlooks the Spanish Steps. A Fontana della Barcaccia against a background of stairs looks sensational. Simply beautiful and makes an amazing impression.
Written February 28, 2020
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dapper777
Monaco32,672 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous squares in Rome.
It is a magical place, always full of people.During the Christmas holidays, the municipality of the city of Rome sets up a beautiful nativity scene.
Recommended.
Written January 7, 2022
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH3,623 contributions
Oct 2022
Enormous piazza leading to the so-called Spanish steps. Center stage in the piazza is a Bernini fountain shaped like a boat and a large column dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. The Piazza is also home to the Spanish embassy in Rome. Vendors, picture takers, large groups, and some traffic work their way through this crowded and busy piazza. Well worth the visit, but be prepared for crowds except for very late at night or early morning.
Written January 6, 2023
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,776 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
It owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain to the Holy See. In the middle of the square is the famous fountain, Fontana Della Barcaccia. At the right corner of the Spanish steps is the house of the English poet John Keats. At the left corner is the Babington's tea room. Further to the front of the square is the Column of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Written February 25, 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
The piazza is in my view one of the nicer ones in Rome. No surprise the Spanish embassy is here. It has many high end shops. There are plaes of interest to have a drink or get that quality shot of the Spanish Steps. A man was playing the piano in the late afternoon. The place has a stylish edge.
Written March 30, 2023
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Aurora S
Ipswich, UK129 contributions
Feb 2020
We actually stayed in the area, through The Spanish Suites, which was sensational. Great for food and boutiques and generally wondering around. Everything is accessible from this area to other sites.. the View from the top of the Spanish steps at sunset is truly lovely.
Written March 9, 2020
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Osman B
Beirut, Lebanon606 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This place is surely not be missed once in Rome. In the center there is a large staircase of 135 steps (Spanish Steps) leading to a beautiful church on top. At the bottom of the steps right in the middle of the square you will find the imposing Fontana Della Barcaccia (Old Boat). Few meters in front of the fountain rises a column of Virgin Mary. The Piazza is full of entertainers, painters, street artists etc... surrounded by shops of high-end designers brands and it's so close to Trevi fountain.
Written October 31, 2023
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Mal
Blackburn, UK135 contributions
Mar 2020
I see a lot of people claiming the Spanish steps are an 'absolute must do' in Rome but after visiting myself, I have to disagree with this. I didn't feel like there was anything visually special or unique about these steps. Of course, if you're passing by and/or have loads of time, go check them out. But personally I wouldn't go out of your way to especially visit it. Rome has many, many other attractions which should be higher up on your list of things to visit.
Written April 21, 2020
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