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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Phone Number: +33 4 95 73 11 88
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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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Go down ... it`s worth it!

Going down (and back up ...) these steep stairs were completely worth the effort. The path hewn into the side of the cliffs lets you get close to the sea and the views from there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going down (and back up ...) these steep stairs were completely worth the effort. The path hewn into the side of the cliffs lets you get close to the sea and the views from there are amazing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting, but not spectacular. More interesting to see from the water side. Exploring the citadel is more rewarding.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

If you want some extra physical exercise, these steps will provide! The steps were supposedly curved in one night, but who will believe that:)) With almost total protection from the wind & rain, it is quite narrow there, tight in passing people going in the opposite direction. Better to attempt it in off season, quite tiring!

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Lafayeffe, La
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We also enjoyed the climb down and up the stairs of Aragon. I'm just glad we visited on the off season. The stairs are narrow, and passing while possible is awkward. The views are magnificent. There is a small fee, but the site is well worth the effort. Legend has it that the stairs were carved out by the troops... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

When in Bonifaccio the King Aragon Steps (Escalier du Roi d'Aragon) is a MUST!!! The view is absolutely spectacular (not for the ones afraid of hights I'm afraid as the steps are very steep going down!) from the first step all the way to the end of the path along the cliffs. Take your time and enjoy this beautiful walk... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The steps are extremely steep to both descend and extremely tiring to ascend. Take a bottle of water with you, it will be needed on the way up :) Its an amazing construction and you get some really stunning views of the sea from here

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This so worth climbing down (and back up again) the 187 steep, stone steps. There is then a 200 metre walkway cut into the cliff and there you are, at one with the crashing ocean. The rock formation is beautiful. Fantastic experience

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Thank Kathy499613
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Not for the faint hearted ! Uneven, deep steps but you get good views and feel sense of achievement on reaching the top again !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The Escalier du Roi d'Aragon is one of the most amazing tourist attractions in Bonifacio. The view is breathtaking, but you have to be fit in order to face more than 100 stairs. But it's well worth the effort.

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Leeds, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Lovely Hotel looking over the Port! Very conviniant for shops and Restaurants! Fantastic pleasant staff! Nothing is to much to ask! Breakfast overlooking the Port is a special treat! Excellent lady receptionist! Her pleasure is to make your stay extra special.

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