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Spanish Steps


The most beautiful square in Rome, an artistic image made ​​from a combination of three subjects in the fountain, the staircase in the background and a church that attracts thousands of visitors and stormed by any photographer. Spanish Steps is connected by a staircase to the church Trinita dei Monti.

The fountain also called "barcaccia" to the baroque period was sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The staircase has 135 steps and was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII in the Jubilee of 1725, was built to connect the Spanish Embassy with the church. It was designed by Alessandro and Francesco De Sanctis mirrors, but the project got the better of De Sanctis, which included a grand staircase with several terraces in the spring and summer it is adorned with flowers.

Near the square are several very interesting points of reference in terms of tourism, is the house-museum of the English romantic poet John Keats, which dates back to about 1800, the museum is dedicated to the poet's life and that of his friend Shelley, then we find Babington's tearoom again in the period dating from late 1800. This square as well as being a place of artistic reference and tourism, the evening is also under attack by youths as a meeting point of Roman nightlife.

 

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