Piazza di Spagna

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At the bottom of the beautiful Spanish Steps, a monumental triangular stairway of 174 steps from the 19th century that leads to the church of Trinità Dei Monti, the Piazza di Spagna is Rome’s meeting point for locals and visitors. It has also been a hub for cultural life in the city and many artists and scholars have been hanging out here since the 16th century.

Right in front of the steps, stands the Fontana Della Barcaccia, an elegant fountain commissioned by Pope Urban VIII and designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In the southeast part, the Colonna dell’Immacolata, topped with a statue of the Virgin Mary, was erected in 1857 to commemorate the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.

There’s a lot more to see in the square: at the right corner of the Spanish steps, rises the house of the English poet John Keats, who lived there until his death in 1821 and at the left corner, the Babington’s Tea Room is a traditional English tea shop, founded in 1893.

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Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma