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Address: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 090 8388 1200
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

Located in the heart of Rome, this vibrant and elegant square is surrounded...

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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There's a lift

Slightly overrated destination given all the beautiful sites in Rome in my opinion. Enter the metro station next to the steps and there's a lift if you're not able.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Spanish steps are conveniently located in a small plaza area surrounded by shops. Lots of people are sunning themselves and relaxing on the steps.I climbed to the top for the view. It was OK but not great. It's easy to get to so worth a stop if you have time.

Thank Consultcinda
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Slightly overrated destination given all the beautiful sites in Rome in my opinion. Enter the metro station next to the steps and there's a lift if you're not able.

Thank Jamazar
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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Every where we went was very busy & it was early may. We got lost looking for the Steps & found a very helpful police officer who gave us directions, & I'm glad we found it.

Thank wulliecatherine
Norwich, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place that should be visited in Rome. It is crowded but still worth the trip and Trevi fountain is only about a 10 minute walk away and the Pantheon a few block further. There is a small tea room to the left of the step (at the bottom) which is worth a visit. There is also a... More 

Thank travelerC6777WQ
Hoylake, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sit on the steps with a coffee, watch the world go by and watch the stunning sunset. Beautiful architecture with lovely views. If you are looking at the steps, there is a lovely restaurant called La Rampa on the right hand side tucked up the back...the roast lamb is outstanding! Rustic menu with lots of flavour. Great service by waiters... More 

Thank michelle21972
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We included this during our visit to Rome . Another site to tick off the list . An impressive site but so busy that you can't really see the steps . The fountain at the foot of the steps and the church at the top are worth a look. Pick your time wisely and you will see more of the... More 

Thank X760
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pure hype. Immensely crowded.can be seen from a comfortable distance without falling into the tourist trap. Nothing really to stop and idle your time away. There are so many places around that are better and steeped in richer history than this flight of stairs.

Thank BongSumo
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't know all the negativity is all about...this time around, we were there with friends. Piazza di Spania is a very nice place to visit. Friends and lovers take a relaxing stroke in the Piazza; sit on the steps; do some great shopping...expensive but hey... Visit the beautiful Church to say a prayer or two; light a candle and... More 

Thank Teresa D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing wrong with a pretty view and convenient place in a piazza to sit, but they are not much more than that. And there are many better, less crowded places for that, including some very close by, like the passeggiata del pincio at Villa Borghese a little bit up the road. Overrated as a famous tourist attraction.

Thank Sara T
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowing the history of the steps makes it more interesting, it's not just a bunch of steps. Read about it before going or take a tour. Beware of all the people looking to sell you something, they are everywhere. Keep your eyes open for pickpockets in this area, one of their hot spots.

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