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The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. In front of the church stands the Obelisco Sallustiano, one of the many obelisks in Rome.
The monumental staitway of 135 steps was built in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy and the Trinità dei Monti church - both located above - to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi.
At the right corner of the Spanish Steps rises the house of the English poet John Keats, who lived there until his death in 1821: nowadays it has been changed into a museum dedicated to him and his friend Percy Bysshe Shelley.
During May, part of the steps are covered by pots of azaleas.
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Micro Rome #1 - Il Vittoriano: http://ideas.lego.com/projects/108322
Roman Empire - Caesar's Forum: http://ideas.lego.com/projects/85931
Roman Empire - The Pantheon: http://ideas.lego.com/projects/88418
Roman Empire - Mark Antony's Legion: http://ideas.lego.com/projects/86819