Spain Square (Piazza di Spagna in Italian) is one of the most famous squares of Rome. The name comes from the fact that it was given by Ferdinand Católico. It contains: the Spanish Embassy to the Holy See, the headquarters of the Order of Malta, the famous stairway leading up to the church of Trinita dei Monti and Baroque Fontana della Barcaccia.
The square is located at the intersection of Via del Babuino (leading to Piazza del Popolo) from the north, to the west of the Via Condotti and Via dei southern two and Via della Macelli Propaganda, right in the center we find the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, early Baroque, sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son Gian Lorenzo Bernini's famous. South of the source, is the column of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic dogma with special outreach to the Spanish Catholics.
In the right corner of the staircase is the home of the English poet John Keats, who lived and died at the scene in 1821. Today it is a museum dedicated to him and his friend Percy Bysshe Sheley, both figures of English Romanticism.
In the northern part of the square, to the left of the staircase, is Spagna Metro Station, line A, which takes its name from the square. Close to this square is the Via Condotti in Rome well known for its shops exlusivas.
The monumental stairway of 135 steps was inaugurated by Pope Benedict XIII on the occasion of the Jubilee of 1725, the construction of the same is carried out thanks to contributions from the French House of Bourbon from 1721 to 1725 to connect the Spanish Embassy (Bourbon ), hence the name of the square, with the church of Trinita dei Monti.
Its design is done by Alessandro and Francesco De Sanctis Specchi, after many discussions on how to save the Pincio side slope, should be urbanized for connection to the church. Finally we chose the grand staircase decorated with numerous garden terraces, which are decorated in spring and summer with floral varieties.
The staircase was restored in 1995.
Fontana della Barcaccia:
The "Barcaccia" and the steps of the Church of Trinita dei Monti.
Famous sculpture at the foot of the stairs by Pietro Bernini that is named after its resemblance to a shipwreck.
The work was completed in 1627, allegedly inspired by the arrival in the square of a boat in the flood of the Tiber in 1598. The story would help the Pope Urban VIII to take charge realization Pietro Bernini, the son helped him later surpass in fame and art, Gian Lorenzo.
The Bernini should overcome some technical difficulties due to the low pressure at which water circulated Vergine aqueduct dell'acqua at that particular point.
Since it was not possible to enable taps and small waterfalls, built a glass slightly lower ground level surrounding the boat, whose stern and bow of small streams emerge drinking.
Rounding out the Barcaccia, decorative elements shaped soles and bees, symbols of papal family, the Barberini.
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jjcordier (67146) 2012-09-09 4:56
Belle photo à l'heure bleue de cette église dont les marches sont toujours couvertes de monde en été. Tu as bien rendu l'atmosphère du moment.
daddo (20597) 2012-09-09 6:05
Hi Manuel. A superb shot which captures the popularity and mystique of the place. Wonderful atmosphere with the lights, the darkening yet still blue sky and the throng of people all clearly visible. The POV is fantastic.Well done. Best wishes. Klaudio.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-09-09 12:53
we know this beautiful and stand out place visiting by planty of people from all ove the world. You captured this moment at perfect time. Well done and well seen. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a nice Sunday,
Gigidusud (10158) 2012-09-10 10:13
Beautiful photo on blue hour,great view on this splendid architecture.Well done!
Thanks for sharing.
JFS (32453) 2012-09-12 3:44
Es la primera vez que veo la Piazza di Spagna en hora azul...Me parece muy bonita la imagen y la luz en general es fantástica.