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Monuments Spanish steps

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The square takes its name from the embassy of Spain and is one of the most famous in the world along with the Coliseum.
In 1502 on the height above Piazza di Spagna began to build the French church of Trinita dei Monti, consecrated in 1587 by Pope Sixtus V.Inizialmente there were two steep paths that linked the church to the square. In the sixteenth century, it was planned the steps that had to be carried out thanks to the legacy of a French diplomat Stefano Gueffier The staircase was built in 1660 in a short time from 1723 to 1726.
138 are the steps between the Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna.
The staircase is also not placed on the axis of the upper church or of Four Rivers and Via Condotti below; thus the lack of symmetry favors a clear perspective on the move.
In the center is the 'obelisk point of convergence of several roads. Roman imitation of the Egyptian obelisks, dating back to emperor, comes from the Gardens of Sallust, but was placed here as a connecting element between the church and the staircase
Since 1951, in April-May, a large display of azaleas gives a special charm to the staircase.
From the start square and Via Condotti and Via Frattina, which host some of the best shops in Rome. Climbing the stairs to the left and continuing for Terrazza del Pincio and Villa Borghese, or along Via di Propaganda, leading to the Church of Sant'Andrea delle Frate, completed in 1691 by Mattia De Rossi, bell tower topped by four orders .