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Spanish Steps
Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps

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Sights and Museums,Historic Site,Landmark,Popular
Ranked #6 in Rome things to do
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Designed by Alessandro Specchi and Francesco de Sanctis, the Spanish Steps ascend from Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church. Each year in spring the infiorata (literally, enflowering) ... Read more
brings thousands of azaleas to decorate the steps. A popular landmark, the steps are usually adorned with tourists taking a moment's rest and soaking in the atmosphere.

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Marsaxlokk

The Spanish Steps link the steep slope between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top overlooked by the Trinita dei Monti Church. They consist of 138 irregularly-shaped steps, commonly used as a meeting place. The steps are also often used as a backdrop in movies, television and fashion shows. At the bottom of the steps visitors can also see the Fontana della Barcaccia, Fountain of the Old Boat.

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New York City, New York State, USA

The Spanish Steps and area surrounding were one of my favorite areas in Rome. It's a lively area, a great place to people watch and snap some photos. The Keats-Shelley House is very close by, as well.

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With its irregular butterfly design, the beautiful “Scalina Spagna”, or Spanish Steps are just one of these must see places when in Rome and a great example of Roman Baroque Style. It’s a great place to just sit down and enjoy the atmosphere and views of the Eternal City. The steps are a wide irregular gathering place consisted of 138 steps placed in a mix of curves, straight flights, vistas and terraces. They connect the lower Piazza di Spagna with the upper piazza Trinita dei Monti, with its beautiful twin tower church dominating the skyline.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait

A really great place to just sit down and enjoy a spectacular view from top of the steps. I enjoyed the small streets and the shopping there. The interesting thing is that the ambiance is totally changes at night ... must see the place both at night and daytime

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Los Angeles, California, USA

One of the most beautiful sights in the center, this is a favorite for many visitors! Whether it be getting a gelato and chilling on the steps overlooking the gorgeous piazza or going all the way to the top, it is a must see

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Los Altos, California, USA

Great place for people watching. You can't eat or drink on the steps, but unfortunately people still do, even with the police watching.

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Hollywood

Beautiful famous from Tiffany the breakfast shooting location. Unfortunately when I visited they were under construction yet still beautiful

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

This is a place of gathering, a place to sit and relax, to enjoy the view of Rome and its people. My family would often make this a meeting place, to grab a gelato at our favorite shop on the corner, and to sit on the steps enjoying each other, our surroundings, and our gelato.

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Brno, Czech Republic

Its very crowded as you can expect,but when you get on the top you have a great look down on the street, city and masses of people.

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Vancouver, Canada

The Spanish Steps and its fountain are a highlight. It's a great place for people watching.

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Local from Rome, Italy

A tourist magnet, the Spanish Steps or real name "Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti" provide a perfect people-watching perch and place to rest those weary legs after hours of shopping.
The 18th century staircase designed by the Italian Francesco de Sanctis and built in 1725 with a legacy from the French, leads to the French church "La Trinità dei Monti."
It's very busy during the spring and summer but if you manage to get a space to sit you can admire the Bernini sculpture "La Barcaccia" and have a view of the bustling street Via dei Condotti.

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Sant'Anatolia di Narco, Italy

The world famous Spanish Steps Aubrey Hepburn made us fall in love with in her Roman Holiday.

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Princeton, New Jersey

The Spanish steps are cool. It's super crowded though and there are pick pockets so watch out.

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Klang, Malaysia

Very crowded and happy to be here, just sitting and watching people around you, you will found they are from different country and fun as well.

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Geneva

I have spent hours on these steps people watching during my trips to Rome. In the early hours I would walk around Rome until I could stand the heat no longer and I would go and get a granita and drink it while watching people. Sitting in the shade made me feel as if I was in a fridge.

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Very busy but so beautiful!
Warning -The stairs are quite slippery, so do take care!
It is also beautiful in the evening/ night time when there are fewer people about!

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What a great spot to people watch, drink, eat, or simply relax. Definitely hang out here when you need to recharge and rest those feet and soak in the environment.

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Padua, Italy

Spanish steps dominate Piazza di Spagna. During springtime they are full of flowers. Tourists enjoy sitting on the steps for a rest, looking at people walking around.

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Los Altos, California, USA

The Spanish Steps are a superb place for people watching. Make sure that hoof it all the way to the top (to the Trinità dei Monti church). Take a moment to catch your breath and capture a spectacular view of Rome from the top of the Spanish Steps.

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Sant'Anatolia di Narco, Italy

The Spanish Steps are is the romantic and famous place where everybody wants to a picture. If you have time go there early in the morning or late in the night to enjoy the atmosphere quite alone. After the sightseeing there is the shopping therapy, you can either go for the fancy Via dei Condotti, or for the "cheap and chic" Via del Corso.

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Aliases: Scalinata Trinità dei Monti

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