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

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • If you want some extra physical exercise, these steps will provide! The steps were supposedly curved in one night, but who will believe that:)) With almost total protection from the wind & rain, it is...  read more »
  • 189 difficult markets to descend and mount due to their height but great view throughout the descent.
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  • A small walk (15 minutes return) allows us to descend the staircase and have very nice views of the limestone. Attention however, the stairs are very high and narrow, in the summer it must be very unpleasant to cross. In short a very small price for a ride which is nice. Advice, do it at sunset, that allows to make very nice pictures.
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  • Nice view and spot to take some great photos.
  • Bonifacio, Corsica, 187 stairs to the sea, 45-degree slope, most and worth...
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  • Things to do in... 189 markets, beautiful views. Difficult to go down and even more to ride but a nice surprise waiting for you.
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  • Very tiring but very beautiful view of the ride is not free
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