Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), Bonifacio

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#2 of 20 in Sightseeing in Corse-du-Sud
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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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  • Course rough but very friendly! Beautiful views of the sea and the cliffs of Bonifacio. Very attractive price! To do when we're passing in Bonifacio
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  • The descent is dizzying, the ascent is.. .good for quadriceps...;) What's worth it, it's the ledge that you can pace up and down and giving you amazing views of the cliffs of Bonifacio...
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  • Made with 2 child of 4 years. The staircase is steep but not insurmountable. Not expensive, and pretty spectacular to move on this path carved into the rock. To do if you have the time and.. .the legs.
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  • A must-visit in Bonifacio. These stairs "cutting" the cliff lead you down to clear water. It's a very nice experience to feel the sea in a different way.
  • Beautiful clay wall. Sadly paid entrance, but its definitely worth it!
  • Just visit, you'll agree with my 5 stars
  • Take the stairs, you won't regret it
  • Amazing views Breathtaking scenery

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