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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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A bit tiring, but unforgettable

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Southern Finland, Finland
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is for folks that are in good shape. The narrow steps descend the cliffs to the sea. If you are taking one of the sight seeing boat rides,the walk down won't add anything to what you can see. However, it is a unique experience if you have the time and energy and want the bragging rights.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Not for the faint hearted. The stairs are very steep and once down you need to keep some energy to go back up. The view and experience are absolutely worthwhile.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

But really worth doing. The price was 2.5 euros which is very cheap for the lovely views you can get. I wish I took my bathing suit to have a little swim at the end of the walk.

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

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