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Plaza de españa: photos, description (Piazza di Spagna)

One of the most picturesque squares in Rome - Piazza di Spagna. Its name the square received in the located on it the building of the Spanish Embassy. In the center of the square is the famous Fountain "Boat" by Pietro Bernini (1627-1629). It's really alive and vivid embodiment of a sinking boat, the stern and bow of flowing water jets.

The area of Spain is famous for its Staircase, whose steps, made entirely of travertine stone by architect Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726 years), climb up to the area Trinita dei Monti. Her twelve spans, narrower, wider, leading to the majestic building of the Church of trinità dei Monti. This is one of the largest Franciscan churches in the city. Its construction began in 1503, and afterwards at different periods it was subjected to alterations and updates. Strict façade by the architect Carlo art Nouveau, with a single order of pilasters and with a wide portal, framed by columns crowned with an attic with a balustrade. Interior with a large nave holds beautiful works of art: murals Nardini, Daniele de Volterra, and Federico and Taddeo Zuccari etc.