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Obelisco Sallustiano – is the large obelisk located at the top of the Spanish Steps. It located on... read more

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Chris F
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Overlooking the Spanish Steps and very much one of those things that is ok but not a lot more. I... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Obelisco Sallustiano – is the large obelisk located at the top of the Spanish Steps. It located on the upper most level in front of Trinita dei Monti (the large church also at the top of the steps) and was built in Rome in 1789....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Overlooking the Spanish Steps and very much one of those things that is ok but not a lot more. I guess the problem is that Rome is full of so many sights that it’s easy to overlook some of the lesser ones. Go to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MalcH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This obelisk stands in Piazza Trinita Dei Monti in front of the church. It was Roman made with Egyptian-like hieroglyphics. Still worth a look if in the area. It overlooks the Spanish Steps.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Okay, this is not the real McCoy by a long shot. But it is a talented re-creation with all the bells and whistles and hieroglyphics (circa ancient Pharaohs) to fool most of the people most of the time. But it looks so darned-real and so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Sitting in Piazza Trinita dei Monti, it overlooks the Spanish Steps; it is rather a small obelisk, with the base almost doubling its height. This was built in Rome, to imitate the Egyptian obelisks. It was erected in front of Chiesa Trinita dei Monti in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This obelisk is located in front of the Church. There is some confusion on its origins, is it Egyptian or Roman? It may be a copy, of an Egyptian obelisk, that was to be erected in the Gardens of Sallust butt was relocated here in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This copy of an Egyptian Obelisk is located on top of the Spanish Steps. The church, Trinita dei Monti is behind the obelisk. In front are some fantastic views of Rome.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Located at the top of the Spanish steps sits this beautiful structure. That is actually one of five ancient roman obelisks, (a copy/imitation of Egyptian ones). The inscription is the same as the Flaminio Obelisk (Egyptian) in Piazza de Popolo. There is so much to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 10 December 2017

You have come to see the Spanish steps in Italy, and here stands a huge Egyptian Obelisk. Ok, its impressive, but it clearly feels out of place

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This obelisk stands in the area, the piazza, in front of the Trinita dei Monti, just above the Spanish Steps. It is an imposing monument, but you would not really go out of your way to just see that. You would really go there to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dimitris L
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