The Spanish Steps located in Piazza di Spagna is one of the most popular areas for tourists and locals to hang out in Rome. The 137 steps were constructed in the 1720s and lead up to yet another great Rome attraction – the Church of Santa Trinita dei Monti. If you are in Rome during May, the steps are exceptionally beautiful as they are decorated with flowering azaleas. But in the nearby Spanish Steps area there’s a lot more to see and do!
Wondering where to go in Rome when in need for some shopping? Located not far from the Spanish Steps (about 600 meters) is Via del Corso. At the end of Via dei Condotti, turn right and you will find this busy shopping street that will have you shopping until you drop. After you have finished exploring brands like Swarovski, Timberland, and many more, you may want to walk up to the end of the road where you will find Piazza del Popolo.
Attractions around the Spanish Steps area in Rome
This big square has many monuments to admire such as the ancient Egyptian obelisk. This 23m tall obelisk, in the center of the square, also has four Egyptian lion statues around it that are great to take photos of – you might even have to wait for your turn to do so. South of the square are also two symmetrical churches that will bewilder you – the churches of Santa Maria di Mircoli and the Santa Maria in Montesanto.
Wondering what else Rome’s Spanish Steps area has to offer you? If going to Via del Corso and Piazza del Popolo are not at the top of your list of things to do then we can also suggest a visit to Campo de Fiori. Campo de Fiori is situated very close to the Spanish Steps – only 160m away to the west. This location is actually translated as “field of flowers” as it used to be a meadow. It was also a place where gruesome things happened in the past: many executions took place including that of Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno. In fact, you can see a monument in Campo de Fiori that honours him. Not only is this square a place of historic importance, it also has a very lively market where many purchase their vegetables and meats from. You can find out more about Campo de Fiori by watching our special video guide.