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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Neighbourhood: Centro
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  • Spagna • 2 min walk
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  • stuart_mitchell18
    Kemnay, United Kingdom190 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 June 1, 2023
  • David
    Devon, United Kingdom151 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 June 8, 2023
  • George S
    Miami Beach, Florida1,612 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 June 9, 2023
  • FamReview
    Yorba Linda, California40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 July 2, 2023
  • Sagi R
    Hadera, Israel84 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 July 7, 2023
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See in Rome
    A very popular place to visit in Rome, so early morning is the best time to avoid the crowds. The climb to the top of the steps is impressive with great views of the surrounding area, plus the church at the top is beautiful too. Plenty of shops and cafes in the area plus the designer brands should your pockets be bottomless.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Ving Traveler
    Bronx, New York54 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 July 28, 2023
  • SMLikestoTravel
    Bengaluru, India392 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 July 29, 2023
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia23,999 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 July 30, 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore9,820 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 August 1, 2023
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npatel137
London, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I visited quite early in the morning as I had read that it can get very busy during the day. It was a good walk from my hotel and worth seeing.
Written May 22, 2024
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SHN
Vietnam1,213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
One of the recommended go to places on a visitors list, the Spanish Steps is worth a visit .. not so much for the Steps itself but the whole experience of the area. Go before sun down and then stay back till the lights come on.. the whole area is bustling with people enjoying on a holiday.
A tea break at the Bennington Tea House is highly recommended.
Written May 22, 2024
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Marlin T
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous view from below (looking up to the cathedral) or above (looking down to the fountain). Plenty of little cafes as well as some high-end boutiques in the area. While it doesn't necessarily draw the crowds it used to, it's definitely worth a pass each time you visit Rome.
Written May 17, 2024
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pulcino3
San Francisco561 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Spanish Steps are a famous Rome location, much romanticized by movies and tourism, so it's a "must see".
According to my favorite travel guide to Europe, Rick Steves, the Spanish Steps are a place where you are supposed to linger, sit on the steps and watch the world go by.

For me, sitting on dirty steps on an overcrowded street/piazza, while mindless hoardes constantly milling about are bumping into you, is not a relaxing activity.
So as Cesar said "veni, vidi, vici", I went, took some photos, and hurried the heck out of there.

Funny fact: there is a sign posted right by the stairs, stating that sitting on the stairs is forbidden. (see photo)
Written May 7, 2024
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Rivnyák László
Miskolc, Hungary102 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
They say you must see it once in your lifetime, but there are so many people that whether you're there or not, you don't really see it. If you want the atmosphere, go at dawn; otherwise, it's a big disappointment. Tourists taking selfies and vendors selling selfie sticks everywhere.
Written May 4, 2024
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Brad
Hong Kong, China172,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is an iconic landmark staircase in the city of Rome and popular place for tourist visitors at Piazza di Spagna. What you find is a set of 135 steps that climb 29 metres up to Church of Trinita dei Monti. The staircase you see today was constructed in 1725. During warmer months it is adorned with flowering pots and makes for beautiful setting to take photographs. At its bottom, you will find a peculiar Fontana della Barcaccia. From there you can view upwards, taking in the Spanish Steps, church as well as the Sallustiano Obelisk which is also at the top of the staircase.
Written May 3, 2024
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Ciara E
Minnesota28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
After seeing the Spanish steps, I don't really understand why people want to see them. They were cool, but they weren't amazing. It was just a big staircase, which was interesting but at the same time there wasn't much to do. It wasn't as cool as other landmarks that you can visit nearby such as the Trevi Fountain.
Written April 23, 2024
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Jesse H
Medina, WA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We went there twice. One at night for pics with the church, column, and steps. Second time for the same purpose during the day (when banning for sitting on the steps was diligently enforced) plus shopping at the luxurious Italian and French designer brands. The gelato shop "Don Nino" by the fountain was expensive but it was superb that we had twice on both visits.

The dinner at the "Mignanelli 24" by the square was nice and reasonably priced. We ordered pastas and a pizza.
Written April 13, 2024
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madeline
Asheville, NC55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We came to the Spanish Steps early on a Sunday Morning. There was only a few people present and it was serene. We came by a few hours later and there were hundreds of people present.
Written April 12, 2024
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Sarah Power
Sheffield, UK121 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It's some nice steps with a church at the top basically. Not quite sure what all the fuss is about really. We walked up and down the steps, had a look at the view, which was quite nice and then went on our way.
Written April 12, 2024
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