Spanish Steps

Spanish Steps, Washington DC: Address, Spanish Steps Reviews: 3.5/5

Spanish Steps
3.5
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  • Dupont Circle • 6 min walk

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wolfdenTexas
Huffman, TX155 contributions
A nice spot. My son wedding was at this location. Very nice
Jun 2020
Very quiet and nature is prominent. Birds chirping and black squirrels roaming around. Nice step suitable for good picture shootings.
Written 5 June 2020
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Cynthia D
Rockville, MD263 contributions
Unexpected
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 17 June 2019
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Diane K
Venice, FL3,479 contributions
Nothing special
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 1 September 2018
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gracefultower
Chicago, IL13 contributions
It was ok
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 3 July 2018
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Sue F
Washington DC, DC153 contributions
Lovely spot but doesnt live up tot he buildup
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 11 April 2017
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,393 contributions
Nice additional landmark to the neigborhood
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 21 January 2017
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Lsf22
Lebanon, OH105 contributions
great stop walking around the wonderful old buildings near Dupont Circle
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 26 June 2016
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