Piazza di Spagna - Piazza di Spagna information and pictures

Piazza di Spagna - Spanish Steps are the most popular meeting place in Rome and one of the most popular tourist attractions. The Spanish Steps were named after the Spanish Embassy to the Vatican in the 17th century that was close by. Climbing the steps you will get in front of the Trinita dei Monti – a 16th century church that offers a splendid view over Rome. The church has twin bell towers and was commissioned by the French King Louis XII in 1495. The church was built in the Gothic fashion with Renaissance façade.

The Spanish steps were built in the 17th century by the owners of the Trinita dei Monti and were designed to link the Piazza di Spagna with the church. Today the Spanish steps are a very popular place to visit, sit to rest from the long journey around Rome and take photos.

Fontana della Barcaccia is at the foot of the Spanish Steps. It is not clear who designed it, Bernini or his father Pietro. It pictures a boat half submerged into the shallow pool.

Via Condotti is a narrow street that leads you toward the Spanish Steps. It is lined with designer’s stores and clothing shops like Valentino, Armani, Versace, Bulgari and is the most fashionable street in Rome.

How to get to Piazza di Spagna: By Metro line A to Spagna station.
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