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Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Plaza, Popular
Ranked #7 in Rome things to do
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Piazza di Spagna, Rome 00187 Italy
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Piazza di Spagna is a public square in Rome, Italy known best as the home to the Spanish Steps. A centrally located Baroque fountain is regularly surrounded by throngs of locals and tourists alike. ... Read more
Just above the Spanish Steps sits the house where famed English poet John Keats lived at the time of his death. It now serves as a museum.

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A big prestigious square. It has many Baroque masterpieces like the "Barcaccia Fountain" . Here you can find the Spanish Steps and the famous Trinita' dei Monti Church as well.

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New York City

Piazza di Spagna is a really lovely piazza at the base of the Spanish Steps. I liked this area a lot, though it is very crowded. There's quite a bit to do in the immediate vicinity.

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Local from Mentana

This is my place, just walk around, sit on the stairs under the sun and look up to the attics around... you will discover the colors of Rome from the dark red to the brilliant yellow, all colors of the hearth. This is what I love most of Rome: its colors

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Local from Rome

An elegant 18th century square in Rome. Probably the most famous one so it can get busy during spring and summer but it's definitely a must-see. You can't come to Rome and not visit this wonderful landmark.
In the heart of the luxury Italian shopping district, why not take a rest on the beautiful steps and admire the "Barcaccia" sculpture (by Bernini) in the center of the square.
This long staircase was built between 1721 and 1725. It links the square with the church of Trinità dei Monti. During summer very tasteful flower arrangements are set on the staircase and they just add to the marvel and beauty of the square.

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Padua

Piazza di Spagna is maybe the symbol of Rome. With "La Barcaccia " fountain, "la scalinata" and Via dei Condotti, it is always a really crowded place.Seen here and there, but always magic.

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Los Altos

Piazza di Spagna has fantastic people watching and lots of small streets you can stroll down. It's at the base of the Spanish Steps.

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Local from Anzio

it is ten minutes walking from the apartment. it is huge and romantic, it appered in many many films as vacanze romane or talented mr ripley. you have to rise it all and watch via del corso from there. and then walk towards pincio for one of the most romantic view of rome. Specially at the sunset. all the area that surrounds piazza di Spagna is the fashion district: all the shops of Valentino Dolce E GAbbane VErsace Gucci...

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Angra Dos Reis

Is a very smal fountain, but as you walk there you can see many designers stores on the way! So it is worth going! If you get money you may also buy a prada shoe and a gucci handbag!!

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Abergavenny

At the bottom of the Spanish Steps, unfortunately the fountain (and the area in general) was having a lot of work done to it, so it ruined the full experience for me a little, and by the looks of it, they still had at least a few good months to go. Quite a lot of other areas were under construction too, so it's probably better to visit here in about a year or so.

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The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing 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 monumental stairway of 135 steps (the slightly elevated drainage system is often mistaken for the first step) was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France, both located above — to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi.

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Piazza di Spagna • Arts and Entertainment • Piazza di Spagna
Romans know the staircase as the "Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti", but British visitors in the 18th century called it the Spanish Steps and the name stuck. In spring pots of azaleas line

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It took us a while to find the Spanish Steps. Of course at the base of the steps is Piazza di Spagna (Spanish plaza). In the evening, the lights bring this square to life. There were quite a few people here when we visited but from the other photos, it's especially busy during the day. The nice thing is that the steps are very close to the metro station and we were able to take the subway back to our hotel after a transfer. Super easy.

The Spanish Steps is the widest staircase in Europe and was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi. There are 138 steps leading from Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. Also at the bottom of the steps to the right, is the former home of English poet John Keats, who lived and died here in 1821.

I was glad to see it at night still lit up with holiday decorations. Everything has a magical quality at night in Rome. As with all places frequented by tourists, beware of pickpockets. We didn't have any problems but you still have to be aware of your surroundings.

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This piazza is always full of people! There's shopping nearby, the famed Spanish steps, and there's the "Spagna" metro A stop nearby. This is a great, central location for starting your exploration of the city. There is a tea room nearby that is worth a visit if you like tea (although it is a little pricey, the interior is relaxing). The famous fountain the in the center reminds visitors the days when the piazza used to flood due to the swollen Tiber river.

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London

Hip plaza near the Spanish steps. Always something going on. You can buy cheap souvenirs or hire an expensive horse and carriage, so there is more than a faint whiff of the commercial. But that shouldn't be enough to spoil it.

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One of the most beautiful squares in Rome. From here you can visit the streets of purchases: Via dei Condotti, Via del Corso and Via del Babuino!

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Longmont

My favorite part of the Spanish Plaza is the fountain. In fact one of the coolest features of Rome is that fresh, drinkable, delicious and free water flows from lions' mouths everywhere you go.

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Santa Clara

Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Plaza) is based right by the famous Spanish Steps. As with most picturesque plazas with Rome, it features fancy sculptured fountains and historical, old-school buildings. Due to the Spanish Steps, it can get crowded and touristy, but that shouldn't be a deterrence from coming here.

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Halifax

At the bottom of the Spanish Steps is the Piazza di Spagna or Spanish Square. The long, triangular square is named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See.

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Beirut

Piazza di Spagna or also know as the Spanish steps is a nice sit-around place around the fountain on the never-ending steps. Some luxury shopping stores, brand clothing shops I mean, are around this area. It will be definitely a nice moment for cinema lovers, where they will feel the famous Fellini's falling stroller scene being shot here at the time.

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Sinuous, elegant, sensual steps leading from Rome's center to the Borghese Gardens. Built following the ideas of an Italian Pope and the designed by an Italian architect (Francesco de Salvi), it was financed by a French King, and it takes its name from the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See which is nearby. It is currently Rome's most iconic sight.

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