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Things to do in Spagna

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“ Piazza di Spagna is one of the most beautiful streets in Rome, connected to via Del Corso, it represents one of the most sought after and affluent tourist centers for Rome.”
  • 146 locals recommend
Plaza
“Square that takes its name from the Iberian embassy there. It is known above all for the surreal and enchanting beauty of the staircase that dominates its scene, that of Trinità dei Monti. At the center of the square "la barcaccia" the small but enchanting masterpiece of Baroque art by Gianlorenzo Bernini.”
  • 128 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Pro Tip: Don't sit on the steps, or the guards will yell at you! The surrounding area is full of high-end fashion stores as well.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Plaza
“Piazza di Spagna is one of the most famous images in the world, as well as being one of the most majestic urban monuments of Roman Baroque style”
  • 15 locals recommend
Church
“Trinità dei Monti The Chiesa di Trinità dei Monti is perhaps better known for its location than for the works inside it. This little jewel has evolved with the centuries to become one of the most famous post cards of the Eternal City. It stands atop the Spanish Steps, overlooking the Piazza di Spagna forming a backdrop that cannot be ignored. And yet, until the early 1500s, the church site was an enormous vineyard donated by King Charles VIII of France to an order of monks. From the 16th century on, the entire area around the Trinità dei Monti had long been under French influence; in the 19th century, this influence expanded somewhat to include the Villa Medici and the French Academy. The French provided the funds for the celebrated Spanish Steps, which were built some time around 1725 by Francesco De Sanctis. Their purpose was to celebrate the peace between France and Spain by linking the Piazza di Spagna (so called because of a road leading to the Bourbon Spanish Embassy) to the French church. In addition, of the two clocks on the façade, one shows Rome time, the other Paris time; mass is celebrated in the church in the French. The first part of the church was built in the Gothic style in the early decades of the 1500s; the place of worship was consecrated in 1585 by Pope Sixtus V. Afterwards, in the 16th century, the Gothic building was enlarged, and the famous façade with two symmetrical bell towers was built. The design was by Giacomo Della Porta and Domenico Fontana. The latter also created the stair and ramps that lead to the church entrance. In the late 18th century, Pope Pius VI placed the Salustiano Obelisk in front of the Trinità dei Monti. This was the last large obelisk to be erected by the Roman Papacy from those that had been built in Roman times to imitate Egyptian obelisks. On the interior, the beautiful Deposition of Christ and the entire Mannerist-style fresco cycle in one of the first chapels are the work of Daniele da Volterra, a student of Michelangelo, who after the master's death got the nickname “braghettone”(“Breeches-Maker”). He was charged with the task of covering the nudity in the Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel with trousers. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Cozy tea and coffee house with Victorian style decor and an upscale atmosphere.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to eat
“With its characteristic butterfly plan, the Spanish Steps, is one of the most famous images in the world, as well as being one of the most majestic urban monuments of Roman Baroque style. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, often called merely the Trinità dei Monti, beautiful staircase and square Barcaccia”
  • 13 locals recommend
Boutique
“I love Gucci style, I use t buy bags overthere when prices were a little less expensive.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing ice cream... Stop here and have ice cream and a drink or a coffee after visiting the Spanish Steps. They have a little pond with LIVE TURTLES! Some of them are really old, too! They've been there forever (like everything else in Rome). ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for salads and light lunches close to the Spanish Steps! Very nice ambient, open only during the day, not at night.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“World famous for the buffet of appetizers. The restaurant will offer you selected dishes from the old Roman cuisine and exotic dishes from the Mediterranean region. The restaurant is divided into three sections: two internal (indoors) and one external (outdoors). Each of the indoor sections has unique architecture and offers unforgettable experiences. The tables in the open air will let you feel cool even on hot summer days. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Metro Station
“Key stop to visiting City Center & the finest shopping area and to get to Villa Borghese ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Building
“A 16th-century residence famous for its front door & windows shaped like the heads of monsters-- fun to bring kids here!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“Cozy tea and coffee house with Victorian style decor and an upscale atmosphere.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing ice cream... Stop here and have ice cream and a drink or a coffee after visiting the Spanish Steps. They have a little pond with LIVE TURTLES! Some of them are really old, too! They've been there forever (like everything else in Rome). ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for salads and light lunches close to the Spanish Steps! Very nice ambient, open only during the day, not at night.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“World famous for the buffet of appetizers. The restaurant will offer you selected dishes from the old Roman cuisine and exotic dishes from the Mediterranean region. The restaurant is divided into three sections: two internal (indoors) and one external (outdoors). Each of the indoor sections has unique architecture and offers unforgettable experiences. The tables in the open air will let you feel cool even on hot summer days. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On the 6th floor of the Hassler Hotel, the panoramic Michelin starred restaurant Imàgo offers one of the most fantastic panoramas of Rome. Windows surround the entire restaurant, creating a what seems like a life-size painting of the city. Roman locals and international guests alike love this spectacular location. Imàgo is a unique experience of fine dining in Rome. The reinterpretation of regional Italian cuisine completes the charming atmosphere with soft music in the background and the gorgeous view.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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