Piazza di Spagna

Piazza di Spagna in Rome that is referred to as the Spanish Square is found at the bottom region of the Spanish Steps. The triangular and the long square has obtained the name from the Spanish Embassy to that of the Holy See. The Spanish Steps is a monumental stairway that has 138 steps that was constructed during the period 1723-1725 to link the Bourbon Spanish Embassy with that of the Holy See.


At the base of Piazza di Spagna, one can find the Fontanna della Barcaccia built during the period 1627-29, which is an Early Baroque fountain. This is attributed to Pietro Bernini as well as to his famous son. At the corner of Piazza di Spagna, the former house of the English poet John Keats which is now a museum can be spotted. This museum houses memorabilia pertaining to the English Romantic generation.



Found on the same side of Piazza di Spagna is the palace of the cardinal Lorenzo Cybo de Mari who lived in the fifteenth century. It is now referred to as the Ferrari de Valbona after alterations made in the year 1936. It now has modern terraces that fall in sync with the surrounding baroque context. Also, the Spanish Steps found at the square lead the way to the French church of Trinita del Monti.