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Piazza di Spagna - abcRoma.com

Location and History

From this square the best known and most elegant streets in Rome branch off: for instance, "Via Condotti" is famous all over the world for its numerous boutique and ateliers of many Italian stylists like Armani, Versace and Valentino. "Via Frattina" is also an elegant and very frequented street. "Via del Babuino" is full of palaces built in 17th and 18th centuries and is the centre of Roman antique-trade. "Via Margutta", which is parallel to " via del Babuino", is the street of the painters.

Description

The great perron of "Trinità dei Monti" was made out of travertine in 1724 according to Francesco De Sanctis' plan. In the middle of the square, at the bottom of the perron, there is the elegant "Fontana della Barcaccia" realized by Pietro Bernini. At the top of the stairs you can see, behind the Egyptian obelisk, "Santa Trinità dei Monti's church". It was built in 1495 and its façade was realized by Maderno. Beginning from "Piazza di Spagna" and going up its flight of steps, you can reach the "Pincio's terrace", from where you can enjoy an exceptional view of Rome.


Alessandro Specchi
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini

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San Lorenzo in Lucina Distance: 247 meters

Sant'Andrea delle Fratte Distance: 223 meters

Trinità dei Monti Distance: 66 meters

  • Nearby museums

Gallery of the National Academy of Saint Luke Distance: 365 meters

Distance: 13 meters

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