Rome – the Spanish steps

The Spanish steps - Italian "Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti"
The Spanish steps – Italian “Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti”

The Spanish steps or in Italian “Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti” has 135 steps, it was built between 1723 and 1725 and paid for with monies bequeathed by French diplomat Étienne Gueffier. It was built to link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy and the nearby Trinità dei Monti Church supported by the Bourbon kings of France with the Holy See located in the Palazzo Monaldeschi that was situated below.

View of the Spanish steps from Via dei Condotti
View of the Spanish steps from Via dei Condotti
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