I bring you to Washington's version of Rome's Spanish Steps.
Our Spanish Steps once led to an 18th-century manor house named Kalorama, which gave its name to this neighborhood of stunning heights and rolling hills. In Greek, Kalorama means “beautiful view.” Washington's Spanish Steps were lovingly restored in 1999 by area groups listed on the plaque on the right as you descend. This tranquil spot with its sometime bubbling fountain. It's a perfect place to take a break after the S Street climb and contemplate the magnificent view once enjoyed by 19th century residents.