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Review of Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps
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US$54.07*
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Rome by Night Walking Tour
Ranked #87 of 1,968 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Was definitely not what I was expecting, as the Spanish steps are so famous! However, they are what they say they are..... just a set of steps (teeming with tourists!) Didn't help that part of the monument at the top was covered in scaffolding. Useful way of getting from the lookout down to the piazza below, but otherwise not really worth a visit unless you are in the nearby vicinity.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Not worth it at all! I prefer repeating a visit to a place i have been to better than the Spanish steps

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Even though it is one of the most sought attractions by tourists and recommended when reading a book about Rome and places to visit in this beautiful city, I have to say that I did not understand what was the whole fuss about. Do not misunderstand me, because it is a beautiful architectural feature ...among hundreds of architectural wonders though!

At the bottom of the steps is Piazza di Spagna that got its name from the Spanish Embassy which stood close by in the 17th century.

If you are ever in Rome, you must visit it but when compared to all the piazzas and squares that you will visit and be amazed by, it might not end up sticking to your memory. At least for me, I definitely do not have the Spanish steps as one of my most memorable experiences during my numerous visits to the city.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

The Spanish Steps were in a nice location and you can see over the roof tops but there was nothing too special about them. Had there not been any tourists, you could easily was straight passed this attraction and not even realise. Needless to say it offers picturesque views and a relaxing atmosphere. You can sit down at the top and view the streets down below and multiple tourists taking photos and the odd selfie. However, it wasn't very clean, cigarette butts everywhere and rubbish from the restoration of the buildings in the surrounding area. The scaffolding at the top of the steps ruined many a photo which was a shame given the importance of the feature and the popularity of the the area.

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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is probably a bit harsh but the fountain was fenced off with work being done and the building at the top was fully scaffolded. The area was completely surrounded by street sellers forcing roses into girls hands, and in the evenings alot of drunk youths. One night we had the pleasure of watching one being sick. The lovely vues from the top were short lived as the moment you stop and look out over to the domes of the basilicas, the vision is stabbed by a laser being 'squiggled' all over it by a street seller standing next to you. Very frustrating.

1  Thank Charliemsm
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