Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Bonifacio
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According to legend, Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) was carved from the steep cliff in a single night during Alfonso V's siege of the town in 1420. In fact, it was constructed earlier by an older Franciscan monk, who devised an easy access to the water source and the cave at the base of their monastery. The staircase leads to the sea, offering you a unique opportunity to swim at the foot of the cliffs. By boat, you can see the stairway all the way up the side of a cliff that looks like a hollow tube in the stone. You can walk the entire 187 steps, inclined at an angle of 45 degrees, overlooking the sea. Work out when and for how long to visit Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and other Bonifacio attractions using our handy Bonifacio itinerary planner.
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  • This amazing oblique dewatering of 187 steps carved in the like mounted falaise.descente is advisable to have good shoes and a good condition physique.reste a wonderful place to do.
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  • The fatigue of the descent and ascent is rewarded by the view you have. If you have experience in Bonifacio
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  • It may be cut by the height of the market, if the King to built the staircase in one night, he must have a "sacred" Jackhammer...
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  • A must-visit in Bonifacio! A bit steep, but beautiful views!
  • Nice view and spot to take some great photos.
  • Stunning view
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  • When we were in Bonifacio, by ferry from Santa Teresa, unfortunately we did not know of the staircase. Anyway my judgment I do ' from above ... Peace and health.
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