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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)

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Address: Bonifacio, Corsica, France
Phone Number: 0495731188
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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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Better view from the boat !

On a hot July day,wandering around Bonifacio citadel,we discovered the entrance to King Aragon Steps,and for a couple of euros we decided to go down ,there was few people,it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
AlexandrinaDragomir
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Timisoara
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Timisoara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a hot July day,wandering around Bonifacio citadel,we discovered the entrance to King Aragon Steps,and for a couple of euros we decided to go down ,there was few people,it was early. The staircase is very narrow,with different size of stairs,so it was difficult to admire views while trying to keep equilibrium,but in the end,it was an interesting experience. While crossing... More 

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Cumbria, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps descend to a walkway cut into the Rock that wends it way around the headland to what in days gone by, we were told, was the site of a fresh water spring. Unfortunately the tourist path ends at a metal gate short of this point due to erosion. When it's busy, progress down and back up is limited... More 

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Dol pri Ljubljani
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've seen the stair from the boat and we wanted to see how they looks. It's 189 relatively high stairs. On the way down we made some photos, but way back up is boring - a lot of waiting for other visitors to "climb" up.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting staircase down the cliff under Bonifacio. You are rewarded with some cool views on the way down. There is nothing particularly spectacular to see, but it is something cool and out of the ordinary. Worth doing despite the effort to get back up! Reward yourself with a cold beer!

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Thank Brian B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steps themselves are really interesting, but the best thing about this sight are the views down by the sea. The cliffs and the waves are amazing.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

A small cover charge needs to be paid to descend the King Aragon Steps but, as this is only a couple of Euros, it isn't such a bad thing. The steps themselves are impressive and the scenery from the descent as well as the level section of walkway at th ottomh was impressive. The only issues is that there is... More 

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Thank Dan J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Is worth to see, just need to make 10 min stairs down and to come back 10 min . For old people and children could be difficult

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Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Very exhausting stairs but worth the effort. Nothing in Corsica is not as fascinated as lowering beside the white wall of limestone - Wild nature, the sea roaring and crying seagulls.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

if you go down there you'll need to be in good shape! Avery very steep stairway down lmost to the sealevel. The stairs avery high either (app double hight). But i's worth to do it!

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Londrina, PR
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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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