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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Nice, France
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Escalier du Roi d'Aragon is a must-do while in Bonifacio :) The entrance is a bit hidden on the edge of the city, but not difficult to find with a handy map from the tourist information (prominent signage available). Why pay to climb a whole bunch of steps? Let me say now that climbing the steps can be quite... More 

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NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We've done this twice now and each time was amazing. Be prepared for a steep climb, but it's well worth it!

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