Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna, Rome

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Piazza di Spagna is a beautiful square in Rome, the square is home to Pietro Bernini’s striking fountain. But the square is best known for the Spanish Steps. The Spanish Steps consist of 135 wide steps, which lead you from Piazza di Spagna to the Trinita dei Monti church.

You may think that the Spanish Steps were created by the Spanish but it was commissioned by the French. When the steps were built in the 18th century, a Spanish Embassy was located here. Hence the name: Spanish Steps. Rome’s Spanish Steps are not that old compared to most other sights in Rome. But once at the top of the steps, you have a great view of the city of Rome. It is definitely worth a visit!  

Opening hours:

Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps are free to visit every day throughout the year. There are no opening hours attached to this.

Photographer: Ilnur Kalimullin by Unsplash

Tips and Tricks!

Here are a few tips you should know before visiting Piazza di Spagna!

  • Until a few years ago, you were allowed to sit on the steps but since the recent renovations, this has unfortunately been banned.
  • The Spanish Steps have become a tourist hotspot and therefore can be very crowded. That’s also because at the top of the steps, you have a stunning view of Rome.
Photographer: Gabriella Clare Marino by Unsplash

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