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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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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  • Spagna • 2 min walk
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  • Morgan
    218 contributions
    Wouldn’t rush to see
    Being called the Spanish steps I was expecting something like the beautiful steps at Park Güelle. Instead, it was a fairly standard (albeit bigger than normal) staircase full of vendors trying to sell roses and selfie sticks. The view from the top is okay, but there are much better views from other points of the city.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Patrick & Thandi Food and Travel
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom1,676 contributions
    Underwhelming
    We made an effort to come to this place because it was listed as one of the attractions. Well, the countless designer shops leading up to the square where the steps were, was more intriguing. Perhaps it didn’t help that it was a rainy day but the steps looked like, steps.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Kate S
    61 contributions
    Rome Must
    The steps are huge and beautiful. Definitely a must see! But it really doesn't take too long to see it all. We were maybe there 10 minutes before we headed to our next spot because it was so crowded and not much else you could do besides look at it.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    Busy Area
    I went by the Spanish Steps on several different days and it does get quite crowded. I did go early one morning before 7 am and there was less than 10 people around. I believe it is forbidden to eat and drink on the Steps. At the foot of the Steps is a fountain of a sinking boat, Barcaccia. Next to the Steps is the Keats-Shelley House. This is where the Romantic poet, John Keats, died and is now a museum.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 2 May 2023
  • kbtbsbbb
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma103 contributions
    Crowded views
    Very crowded when we visited during the late morning. The crowds made it difficult to enjoy any view of the steps from the bottom. There were numerous flowers in bloom that we could enjoy closure up as we climbed the steps to the top. Good view down the avenue from the top of the steps.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 16 May 2023
  • stuart_mitchell18
    Kemnay, United Kingdom153 contributions
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • David
    Devon, United Kingdom127 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,105 contributions
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • FamReview
    Yorba Linda, California26 contributions
    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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Sagi R
    Hadera, Israel71 contributions
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
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afp1980
England115 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Went to steps nearly missed them. Thought there was some irony in the title but yes it's just a load of steps. Boring and S H I T.
Written 20 February 2024
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1QualityTraveller
Southern England212 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Some steps in Rome near Spanish embassy - thought it was quite dirty ( lots of empty bottles and drinks) and lots of people sitting in the steps ( yet we were told it was an offence to do so. You have to visit but do so and move on.
Written 14 February 2024
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Peter C
Island of Malta, Malta2,540 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Spanish steps is a landmark in Rome. The monumental stairway connects Piazza di Spagna at the base where you will find the Fontana della Barcaccia with Piazza Trinità dei Monti dominated by the church of the same name at the top. A very popular site in Rome. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 10 February 2024
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robnh61
Stockport, UK1,808 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
For some reason this has become a must visit place in Rome.
They’re in a great location and benefit from a lovely square at the bottom. Unfortunately, as with a lot of squares etc, the restaurants and cafes nearby have become tourist traps charging ridiculous prices
Written 9 February 2024
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Jessica A
Big Bear Lake, CA15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Spanish Steps were on my itinerary and I’m glad I was able to go and experience for myself.
It was VERY crowded, which I expected. That being said, the crowds definitely made it less enjoyable. You could barely see the actual Spanish Steps.
We climbed to the top to appreciate the view, went into the church, which was lovely, and then just wandered through the streets for a few hours. TONS of shops and restaurants. Overall, a fun way to spend a few hours in Rome.
Written 4 February 2024
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Herbert C
881 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This monumental baroque staircase is probably the world's most famous staircase and one of the very few that is featured highly as a tourist attraction. The 135 steps descend from Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church, at the top to Spanish Square at the base. Completed in 1725, the steps quickly became a magnet for the public and a popular gathering place, a reputation that continues till today. Incessantly crowded, the steps are not only popular with tourists, but have become a hub of creativity and inspiration. The romance and beauty of the Spanish Steps have inspired numerous artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers over the years, and have been featured in well-known movies from Roman Holiday (1953) to Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One (2023). Apart from relaxing and people-watching, you can also indulge in a little bit of high-end shopping as the area around the steps is home to one of Rome's most fashionable neighbourhood, featuring amongst others Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dior. A little bit overrated, but still worth a visit to tick off your bucket list.
Written 24 January 2024
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themaddog74
England299 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Visiting the Spanish Steps is one of the things to tick off when visiting Rome.

The local municipalty has put their money to good use employing up to 20 police officers equipped with whistles to make sure people don't sit on the steps. Why??? no idea....

The Spanish Steps are made from marble, so be cautious if they are wet, when taking photos - be respectful and of course - if you want to leave your mark on the steps - DON'T.

Nearby, there are loads of reasonably priced restaurants and gelati shops.
Written 18 January 2024
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Leka
Pristina, Kosovo287 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
When in Rome Spanish Steps cannot be avoided. In the heart of Rome. Excellent view from the top. A bit crowded. Try visiting in night hours.
Written 10 January 2024
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Nov 2023 • Family
We stopped by to see the steps but there is certainly nothing unusual about them, there just old steps.
The step police are patrolling so noone can sit down on them but it doesn't mean that there less busy, people just stand on them and it still causes congestion.
They still won't move to let people climb up/down.
Definitely not worth going out of your way to see them!
Written 10 January 2024
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,290 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Spanish Steps are 135 steps between Piazza of Spagna to the top towards Piazza Trinita del Monti where Trinita del Monti church is located.

It was built between 1723 to 1726.

Its name comes from the Spanish Embassy which was located in the square in the 17th century.

It is an extremely popular with tourists and is a very busy area but there are many great photo opportunities.

Off the square is Via dei Condotti a busy and fashionable street of Rome.

I think its on everybodied bucket list that visits Rome.
Written 7 January 2024
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