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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Description: Once used to carry water to the citadel, these 187 steps carved into the...
Once used to carry water to the citadel, these 187 steps carved into the limestone cliff now take visitors from the city down to the sea.
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We visited around 4pm on a Saturday and it wasn't overly crowded. 187 steep stone stairs take you down to a path that hugs the rock face. At the end of the path is a small grotto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited around 4pm on a Saturday and it wasn't overly crowded. 187 steep stone stairs take you down to a path that hugs the rock face. At the end of the path is a small grotto where people have set up hundreds of little stone markers. Be sure to add your own before heading back up! €2.50 per person.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This can be a little hard specially going bakc up as there are 180+ steps but it is woth the visit as you will have wonderful views down to the sea level. There were also a bunch of rocks set up as block which look pretty nice. I think it was 2.50 euro for the visit.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The views are great. The 187 steps are a bit of work, but not too bad for most people. Going down was a lot easier than going up. We visited on a hot day and were definitely ready for a cold beer by the time we got to the top.

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Carate Brianza, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's an unforgettable eperience. According to the legend, the "Stairway of the King of Aragon." was carved into the cliffs under the upper city, in just one night during Alfonso V's siege of the town. However it was much older, and it was to allow easy access to a water source. After walking on the 187 steps, you'll reach the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

As stated 187 steps - all of which have a various depth of rise, if you aren't very tall or are taking children down you will want to hold the rail. It is wet and thus slippery in places. Do this before lunch not after - as it is a cardio workout coming up, and if you have just eaten... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a great walk, but you need to be able to amble down the wide wet stairs. There is a guard rail/banister - not totally protective - but helpful. The view of the sea is amazing - the color of the water and the depths you can see as you descend are amazing. At the bottom is the grotto,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Legs need a little challenge? Try the stairs! History and exercise all in one. A must do while in Bonifacio!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

You are looking for some exercise? No problem, just take the stairs and have fun! The view and location as a such is not really worth it.

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Kamnik
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very steep steps, carved in a cliff, lead down a few metres above the sea level, and a horizontal path, cut in the sandstone leads you to a little bay, where you can touch the sea and rest for a few moments. Steps and path are quite spectacular and worth 2,5 eur entrance fee. Don't expect too much from the... More 

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Tienen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

When you like history, you have to do it. You need a condition. There are many people, but you can try to do this in the late afternoon or in the morning

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Corse-du-Sud  >  Bonifacio

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