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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Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Spagna • 2 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 8 min walk
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  • Ken T
    Glen Oaks, New York902 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Osman B
    Beirut, Lebanon659 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia55,539 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Laura S
    Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Herbert C
    1,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shops, spout and Spanish Steps
    Piazza di Spagna is undeniably one of Rome's most famous squares, thanks to the renowned Spanish Steps as its backdrop. It is no surprise therefore that the square is constantly buzzing with people, not just with visitors but also shoppers flocking to designer stores in the surrounding shopping high-streets. Occupying the centre of this Italian Baroque style square is the unique Fountain of the Boat (Fontana della Barcaccia), with its depiction of a sinking waterlogged boat with water spouting out. A lovely place to relax by the fountain, take an insta-shot of the Spanish Steps, shop for a designer brand or simply just to soak up the vibrant atmosphere!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2024
  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A piazza with unique attributes
    What makes Piazza di Spagna unique? Simple. The Piazza is lined with historical buildings. One of the streets connected to the Piazza is the famous Via Condotti. In the middle of the Piazza is situated the famous Barcaccia Fountain by the grand master Bernini and to top this all off, it is the starting point of the famous Spanish Steps staircase, where at the top of the staircase, the Trinità del Monte church is overlooking the Piazza. This view, the Spanish Steps with the Trinità del Monte is recognised immediately all over the world.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 March 2024
  • Liam J
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Enchanting Piazza di Spagna: A Roman Gem
    The Piazza di Spagna holds a special place in my heart. It's more than just a square; it's a captivating blend of art, history, and pure Roman charm. The centerpiece that always steals the show is the Spanish Steps. Cascading down like a grand staircase, they invite you to climb and soak in the panorama. Sitting on a step, gelato in hand, watching the world flow by is a quintessential Roman experience. But the beauty goes beyond the steps. Bernini's Fontana della Barcaccia, the "Fountain of the Broken Boat," adds a whimsical touch with its water cascading over a half- sunken vessel. The surrounding buildings, a warm ochre color, frame the scene perfectly. And let's not forget the high-fashion energy! The piazza is a gateway to renowned shopping streets like Via dei Condotti. Even if window-shopping is your style, the experience adds a touch of glamour to the visit. The Piazza di Spagna is a feast for the senses. It's a place to relax, be inspired, and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you're ever in Rome, don't miss it!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Where you find the Spanish Steps
    This is an atmospheric square at the foot of the Spanish Steps. in addition to fine views of the landmark staircase leading up to the Church of Trinita dei Monti, there are several monuments here including the Sallustiano Obelisk just in front of the church, Fontana della Barcaccia at the foot of the Steps as well as the Column of Immaculate Conception. You will also find cafes with outside seating and higher end retail shopping amongst the streets directly to the west and north of Piazza di Spagna as well.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 May 2024
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There is a lot to see in and around Piazza Spagna. One afternoon, we walked between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna. It’s not a long walk and only took us about 15 minutes. It was a brilliant way to see two of Rome’s famous and very lovely piazzas.
The main attraction at Piazza do Spagna is the Spanish Steps. The cynic will say they are just stairs and to be fair, it’s hard to say why they are so famous but they are.
Perhaps it’s the view from the top which is pretty impressive. 135 steps to the top will get you up to a spectacular lookout point with bird's eye view down over the piazza and Via Condotti. Even half-way up has a great view.
There’s also the lovely Church of Trinita Dei Monti at the top, with its twin bell towers and a surprising Egyptian obelisk out the front.
In the middle of the piazza, is a charming boat-shaped fountain. Dating from the early 1600s, it has a short plank-like bridge that allows you to walk out to the water jets and re-fill your water bottle. Cold, clean drinking water, straight from the Roman hills.
I can always spend some time just looking (and probably drooling a little) at the glamorous designer window displays in the surrounding shops… Dior, Hermès, Prada, Chanel.
However whatever you do, avoid the people trying to sell you hand-made string bracelets or roses. Don’t even pause, just keep walking or you will get trapped and it becomes very hard to make an escape.
While you are here, it’s worth having a quick look at the soaring Colonna dell’Immaculata Conception which stands in the middle of Piazza Mignanelli, right next door.
Written 15 June 2024
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Michaela K
3,268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
It's a very nice place although it was very busy. There are posh shops all around, many restaurants to eat and drink are close by too
Written 25 May 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,73,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is an atmospheric square at the foot of the Spanish Steps. in addition to fine views of the landmark staircase leading up to the Church of Trinita dei Monti, there are several monuments here including the Sallustiano Obelisk just in front of the church, Fontana della Barcaccia at the foot of the Steps as well as the Column of Immaculate Conception. You will also find cafes with outside seating and higher end retail shopping amongst the streets directly to the west and north of Piazza di Spagna as well.
Written 3 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Liam J
Portsmouth, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The Piazza di Spagna holds a special place in my heart. It's more than just a square; it's a captivating blend of art, history, and pure Roman charm.

The centerpiece that always steals the show is the Spanish Steps. Cascading down like a grand staircase, they invite you to climb and soak in the panorama. Sitting on a step, gelato in hand, watching the world flow by is a quintessential Roman experience.

But the beauty goes beyond the steps. Bernini's Fontana della Barcaccia, the "Fountain of the Broken Boat," adds a whimsical touch with its water cascading over a half- sunken vessel. The surrounding buildings, a warm ochre color, frame the scene perfectly.

And let's not forget the high-fashion energy! The piazza is a gateway to renowned shopping streets like Via dei Condotti. Even if window-shopping is your style, the experience adds a touch of glamour to the visit.

The Piazza di Spagna is a feast for the senses. It's a place to relax, be inspired, and create memories that will last a lifetime. If you're ever in Rome, don't miss it!
Written 5 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ΑΚΑΛΑΝΘΙΣ
Litochoro, Greece1,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Visited this piazza in the late evening!!! Loved it !! Of course Italy has the most beautiful fountains and in piazza di Spagna there was one as well !! It must be beautiful all year around !!
Written 31 March 2024
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Vasil Korudov
Plovdiv, Bulgaria7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I review it as a 10/10 since it’s spacious,even after having more than 1000 people around you!This shows us that the people,back in the day,was thinking in a bigger picture!
Written 28 March 2024
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,806 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What makes Piazza di Spagna unique? Simple. The Piazza is lined with historical buildings. One of the streets connected to the Piazza is the famous Via Condotti. In the middle of the Piazza is situated the famous Barcaccia Fountain by the grand master Bernini and to top this all off, it is the starting point of the famous Spanish Steps staircase, where at the top of the staircase, the Trinità del Monte church is overlooking the Piazza. This view, the Spanish Steps with the Trinità del Monte is recognised immediately all over the world.
Written 21 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Herbert C
1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Piazza di Spagna is undeniably one of Rome's most famous squares, thanks to the renowned Spanish Steps as its backdrop. It is no surprise therefore that the square is constantly buzzing with people, not just with visitors but also shoppers flocking to designer stores in the surrounding shopping high-streets. Occupying the centre of this Italian Baroque style square is the unique Fountain of the Boat (Fontana della Barcaccia), with its depiction of a sinking waterlogged boat with water spouting out. A lovely place to relax by the fountain, take an insta-shot of the Spanish Steps, shop for a designer brand or simply just to soak up the vibrant atmosphere!
Written 20 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laura S
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
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.
Written 13 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 7 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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