Spanish steps

Spanish steps in RomeThe Spanish steps, also known as scalinata, was constructed in 1717 and consists of 138 steps. This is one of the favorite places for locals to meet up before enjoying a night in Rome, and it is also normal to see tourists sit down here and relax in the sun before they start climbing the stairs. You can know for sure that you will never be alone by the Spanish stairs, it is always crowded. It is also interesting to know that this is the widest staircase in Europe.

The Spanish steps has received its name from the Spanish embassy, also located here today. The design was made by the French guy Etienne Gueffier who gave a large amount of money supporting the construction of the bridge. If you walk all the steps to the top you will be by the small church Trinitá dei Monti. At the bottom of the steps you will find the square Piazza di Spagna with a very nice baroque fountain in the middle of the square.

Metro: Spagna (line A)

Spanish steps in Rome