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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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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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Ancient, beautiful

Ancient, a lot oh history but not that preserved...I expected more care with these gems of history, which are unique. But the access is really beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Londrina, PR
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Ancient, a lot oh history but not that preserved...I expected more care with these gems of history, which are unique. But the access is really beautiful.

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Mulhouse, France
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

187 uneven steps, down and up. Exhausting! But the view is so nice that it is a must do. Be careful, the steps are slippery and steep, I guess most elder people won't be able to do it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a great adventure. Be sure you're in good enough health to go both down and then up. It's a great perspective on the citadel, Corsica and Sardinia.

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Gatineau, Canada
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72 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

They charge some €€ to go down there. it's well worth it! but first, you have to be in shape before thinking about going. The stairs are steap, big steps (not standard)... and there are 187 of them! I personally count 189... I may have double counted... :-) We took our time to go down. it's quite an experience. The... More 

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Scotland, UK
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Tough both ways but worth it. The steep steps get your knees on the way down and your lungs coming back up but worth it as long as you can take your time. Make sure you go to citadel first to understand reason for steps. People have left outlandish cairns of pebbles at the base of the steps. There must... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Spectacular vein running through Bonifaccio cliff. Impressive way down (and up) to the bottom of the cliff. Worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I'd recommend to get there around 6/7pm or early morning so it's not too hot as you have a lot of big steps to go down and then climb up! It's definitely great exercise but well worth it as the views are stunning!

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Thank Chrysteria64
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Walk down 187 uneven steps cut into the cliff face to reach the cave at the bottom Amazing views Take your time and enjoy Steps are deep and some are wet but the views are great and you should not go to Bonifacio without visiting Buy the combined ticket the views and history are worth it Children under 11 free

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not entirely sure this was worth the effort involved in climbing first down then back up all the very, very steep steps!! If I was 40 years younger I'm sure I'd have enjoyed it more but having said that it was an unusual experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The entrance is not expensive (if I remember correctly 1.5 euro just the stairs and 2.5 if you want to visit also the Bastille, I recommend the second option). Going down is quite ok although I am short and the steps were quite high. Going back is much worse but possible. But still, it is worth the view which is... More 

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