The steps are numbered--444--to get to Cerro Santa Ana where the chapel is and the foot of the lighthouse. Another 53 steps to get to the top of El Faro. Of course, it is a wonderful view of the city & its waterways. There's even a little historical park up there with information about the Fort Santa Ana along with a partial copy of a galleon. Remnants of the fort remain as well. When I got to the top, I went right into the chapel to say a prayer of thanksgiving that I made it up there!!!