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. To visit Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) and other attractions in Bonifacio, use our Bonifacio visit planner.
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  • This is a must if you feel you are up for it. This is more than a long flight of steps as the blocks are huge and it is not easy to get into a rhythm. I am not sure how those who built them managed ca...  more »
  • Original great place which gives a beautiful view over the Bay of Bonifacio. However up 189 markets of 40cm in height on average it is preferable to be a minimum in good physical condition so the case to avoid.
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  • Worth the walk, the most impressive is to see the staircase from the sea and it is well aware of the uneven. Not to be missed.
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  • Simply stunning!!! The landscape is really incredible and the stairs quite spectacular. It is best to carry small children in a backpack or similar in my opinion, as the dance provided little protection for the little ones in places.
  • Nice historical venue, the stairs (carved on the rock) go all the way down to the water. Certainly worth the visit and the effort ( over 180 steps...)
  • This is a really cool spot in Bonifacio. After you reach the end of the stairs the view is just breathtaking!
  • This staircase is unique and carved directly into the rock. It's better to arrive early to avoid crowds.
  • Amazinggggg, magnifiqueee.Bonifaccio, Corse.

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