Spanish Steps
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  • Dupont Circle • 6 min walk

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wolfdenTexas
Huffman, TX175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Very quiet and nature is prominent. Birds chirping and black squirrels roaming around. Nice step suitable for good picture shootings.
Written June 5, 2020
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Cynthia D
Rockville, MD264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
I read about this and specifically went looking for them. Interesting architecturally, it is a short staircase with a fountain in the middle. A good side trip if in the area.
Written June 17, 2019
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,508 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
When we left President Wilson's home the guide suggested that we take the Spanish Steps. They weren't anything special to seek out.
Written September 1, 2018
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gracefultower
Chicago, IL12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Nothing major but it can be a romantic spot for some. Not like the famous Spanish Steps in Rome but it's cute
Written July 3, 2018
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Sue F
Washington DC, DC158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
I had heard about the Spanish Steps and made it a point to go find them. I think my expectations were too high. While they weren't a disappointment, I was glad I hadn't gone too far out of my way to seek them out.

Essentially a small side street leads to the stairs which encircle a fountain, then connecting to the street above. Either side of the stairs and street are landscaped, however, there was a lot of litter in the gardens.

It was a busy place when I visited. Dogs, tourists, walkers, runners. Perhaps at night it is more serene and the view from the top more spectacular. As it was, all I could really see was the view down the street and a few tall buildings in the distance.

The surrounding area is lovely, chockful of embassies and grand residences, and perfect for an afternoon or evening stroll.
Written April 11, 2017
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC12,795 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
The Spanish Steps is also known officially as Decatur Terrace. According to the fact sheet, this is the only steps in Washington DC to be built on land dedicated for street (in this case 22nd street) to connect the two streets together (S street and Decatur Terrace). The name "Spanish Steps" because the steps was built to resemble the Renaissance staircase in Rome. It is a small area tugged in between old buildings and Embassies and Ambassadors' residence linking upper Embassy Row to the lower Embassy Row and DuPont Circle area. When travelers are in DuPont Circle for entertainment and eating during day time, include the Spanish Step in the agenda. Many flags of countries in the world in many of the buildings, test you world knowledge of nation and sit down at the Steps to view lower DuPont area.
Written January 21, 2017
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Lsf22
Lebanon, OH99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
certainly not like in Spain but seeing them as a way to get up a steep section of street, I was glad to have found them
Written June 26, 2016
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