Spanish Steps
Spanish Steps
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Spagna • 2 min walk
  • Barberini - Fontana di Trevi • 8 min walk
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  • Ving Traveler
    Bronx, New York56 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must thing to do in Rome
    A great free thing to do in Rome. Make sure you are in good enough shape top climb the stairs as their are many. The climb is worth it as the view from the top is awe inspiring. There is a church at the top where you can give thanks for actually making it to the top. Note: Went with family (all adults), but TA doesn't give you that as a drop down choice when writing reviews.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India391 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok, nothing exceptional in a city full of better sights
    Well, if you’re in Rome, then Spanish Steps - Trevi Fountain walk is a must. But all the other tourists also have the same thoughts😊. The area is very crowded. The steps themselves are nice enough…just that it would have been more enjoyable with lesser crowds. If you are really short on time and want to prioritise where you spend that time in Rome, you can skip this
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,415 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get Your Steps In!
    The 135 travertine steps lead up to the Church of the Trinita dei Monti and as usual on every visit, the place is full! Not too many tourists take the steps though? They seem to congregate at the Piazza, taking selfies, lattes & ciggies! The steps were built in 1723 to create a link between the Church & square below and were paid by a French diplomat's legacy. A must visit spot in Roma!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore10,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice historic steps to the top!
    The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy, climb 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 steps represent figuratively and metaphorically the close relationship between the Sacred and the Eternal city, shown through the elevation and vastness of the monument. The longest and widest steps in Europe are also an important landmark in Rome as they host events and are home to Italian traditions. During our visit there, it was closed to evening and the place was crowded with lots of visitors, both local and foreign. While it took quite a while and effort to walk-up the steps, it's a good experience and the view from the top was awesome!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • pickering5
    Pickering, Canada202 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gathering spot
    The Spanish Steps were only a 5 minute walk from our hotel. We came to them from the top, through Piazza Trinità dei Monti. It was quite a sight to approach the wall overlooking the steps to see the crowd of people below. It was very hot July afternoon so we didn't spend too long there but they are an impressive sight. In front of the steps is the Fontana della Barcaccia, a beautiful fountain that streams cold, fresh, drinkable water. There are spouts on either side you can collect the water in a refillable bottle. Worth a visit for sure!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Gone Wild 2020
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom172 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive steps & Fountain
    Whilst on holiday we visited and climbed the Spanish Steps to the church at the top. At the bottom is a small fountain in the shape of a boat which is really pretty. We arrived around 10am so it wasn’t busy at all. Lots of cafes nearby for a drink etc. We visited a few weeks after watching the latest MI film, part of which was filmed in Rome.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,104 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surely you have to walk up stairs in Rome!!!!
    One of things that everyone says when in Rome you have to visit and walk up the Spanish Steps. Visually steps are stunning along with its history, at the bottom of steps a nice water fountain to enjoy also. Very photogenic steps try to get a photo with fountain and steps. Gets crazy busy so if you want a photo minus a few hundred people try to visit fountain before 8.00am
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 August 2023
  • chithracb
    Bengaluru, India950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delighted
    Located in the midst of the Capital city. A vibrant atmosphere. The significance...shall be read Googling. There were horse driven carts to take you around but pricy. The buildings around...mighty and stunning.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Kim D
    Norwich, United Kingdom94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for all tourists
    An impressive site with an impressive view. Not much to see at this site and does not take long to visit, but a must for all tourists. Can get busy at peak times so recommend going early. Lots of shops and cafes nearby.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Lisa_Kins
    United Kingdom160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth Every Step
    Add it to your itinerary: The Spanish Steps in Rome are a must-see! Ideal for panoramic views. So grab your camera and take the time to stroll through the charming nearby streets and enjoy the beauty of this iconic landmark.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 October 2023
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MissPerkyAK
Palmer,AK369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
We got to the Spanish Steps around 6:40 am and only a few visitors were there. Definitely worth getting up early to enjoy the steps from the top and bottom.
Written 8 July 2024
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robnh61
Stockport, UK2,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is in the heart of the city and at the top you get a lovely view of piazza da Spagna. One thing to be mindful of is the over zealous police who endeavour to implement the law which says you can’t sit on the steps.
I’d also be wary if eating in the cafes/restaurants nearby as they’re generally over priced tourist traps.
Written 7 July 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
During our six days in Rome, we walked up these steps three times. Our sightseeing routes somehow brought us to the bottom of the steps to walk up, but never to walk down. Great photo ops.
Written 7 July 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is located at the heart of rome. There are a lot of stairs to climb, but they are comfortable in climbing. At the top, there is a church where you can visit. It is an old church, but nothing is impressive inside. At the bottom of the stairs there is a shopping street with some luxurious brands. You are not allowed to sit on the stairs. The police are whistling to anyone who attempts to sit.
Written 4 July 2024
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Bluexandee
United Kingdom345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
135 steps to the top so not for the faint hearted! They are worth a visit as they are the longest and widest steps in Europe. They are meant to represent the relationship between the Sacred and the Eternal city, with three different terraces which refer to the Holy Trinity. There is no Spanish connection other than the name which comes from the square at the bottom of the steps called the Spanish square (Piazza di Spagna). At the top of the steps is the church of Trinita dei Monti. A free attraction and a famous landmark worth a visit.

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Written 3 July 2024
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Indiechica
Ireland84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Lovely area with a nice buzz. The steps are a killer but worth it to see the church at the top. Lovely little places to eat and shops in and around that area. A little pricey though
Written 25 June 2024
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L and C
London, UK157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
As stated before our visit was feb 2023 but I only got Tripadvisor June 2024 it doesn’t let me back date that far,

So amongst our Rome trip, we visited the Spanish steps, now initially I thought great a load of stairs requires all this climbing, a normal response of mine to make a giggle upon our trips, but the stairs are lavishly made and a beautiful small water fountain just at the bottom of it,
We took it slow going to admire the structure of it, originally I thought we really won’t see much at the top, oh boy I was wrong, once we reached the peak and glanced at the view below you really saw the beauty of Rome,
A city very beautifully designed and trying to keep its traditional architectural heritage at its heart, of course at the peak just across from the viewing point was funnily enough more stairs, but they gave you that slight more height leverage to take in the view just that little bit more, also a fantastic view point to take the odd cheeky selfie or 10 depending on who you travel with,

Around the bottom of the stairs is the more luxurious stores of the high end quality standard, there is also a McDonald’s now upon our travels we don’t try and go in these as we have them out home, but this one was different we popped in to pinch the wifi (p.s don’t tell Ronald he might be upset we didn’t purchase anything) but they even decorated the inside like a an ancient romain styled theme, fair play McDonald’s very well done.

All in all don’t take the stairs for granted or underestimate them it’s a beautiful location when you just allow yourself to take it all in.

Oh P.s there is usually horses and a cart at the bottom of the steps, now my partner loves to try and pet any horse she can see we was warned he bites, of course she didn’t care and petted it anyway and fyi it didn’t bite
Written 24 June 2024
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Sjf1915
Wem, UK130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I know it's an iconic place and it might be that I was just simply tired, but it's worth a look without getting too excited! The really annoying thing is that they're a constant whistle and shouting from the local city police who won't let people stop on the steps
Written 23 June 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,930 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Like everyone else, we came to see this famous site. We found it to be completely swamped with tourists, so much so that it was hard to enjoy it. So come early or come late and be prepared for big crowds.
Written 22 June 2024
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christopherW5347QW
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It was definitely one of those great things in Rome at little or no cost that is architecturaly and socially appealing..go .you won't regret it
Written 21 June 2024
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