Spanish steps

Spanish steps

You can go from each famous site to the next in the streets of Roma

Curious to why it is called the spanish steps, I tried to find an answer:
The Spanish Square (adjoining the Steps) got its name when the Spanish Embassy was built in Rome in 1646. The Steps were added in 1725.

The Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular meeting places in Rome. It is also one of the most visually pleasing squares. The combination of a monumental staircase (the famous Spanish Steps), an obelisk and a beautiful church is a draw for tourists and photographers. Also me! but in Rome you can just wanter and suddenly a new site is appearing before you.

Piazza di Spagna is at the foot of the Spanish Steps. The long, triangular square is named after the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See. In the seventeenth century, the area around the embassy was even considered Spanish territory. Do not be surprised if it is crowded on the steps.

Here you will also find the Fontana della Barcaccia. Fontana della Barcaccia is a rather sober but elegant looking fountain commissioned by pope Urban VIII and designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Bernini’s design, which shows a flooded boat at the center of a basin, was inspired by the flooding of the Tiber in 1598, when a small boat stranded here after the water subsided.

Go to Rome and go shopping, you will just end up there. A tourist guide is almost wasted in this fantastic city!


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