One of the most famous open staircases in the world – the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) – is one of the most important sights in Rome. The staircase with its total of 136 steps attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the most famous sights of Rome.
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Spanish Steps in Rome
The slope to the church of Santa Tinità was supposed to replace the Monti and guarantee a dignified access. The Pope personally decreed that a staircase should be built at this point in 1723. In the associated competition, Francesco De Sanctis prevailed with his design. The Spanish Steps were built in the Italian style from 1723.
The name goes back to the Spanish embassy, which was very important to the Holy See and was based here.
The building is 68 meters long, 40 meters wide in the middle terrace and spans 52 meters with the upper two-part staircase. Overall, the staircase overcomes a height difference of 23 meters.
Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
The stairs are freely accessible and have no opening times.