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99 Steps, Charlotte Amalie
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Ascend 99 Steps, the landmark step street of charming Charlotte Amalie. The street, which actually contains 103 steps, is just one of dozens that rise up the hill from the harbor area. Dating back to the 18th century, the steps were built with bricks used as ballast on the Danish merchant ships that visited the harbor. Enjoy the picturesque climb surrounded by flowering gardens; at the top, reap your rewards with a scenic view of the sea and harbor below. Arrange to visit 99 Steps and other attractions in Charlotte Amalie using our Charlotte Amalie vacation generator.
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  • They are beautiful and amazing and such a great slice of history! You can actually see where thousands of people have walked before you. 
  • Actually 103 steps and lead to Castle Black, you can make good Brody panoramic shots. In the heat of hard climbing, better choose morning or evening.
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  • Take the hike if you have the time or want to visit Blackbeard's Castle ($15 admission). Get some nice pictures of harbor. Easier going down! 
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  • U guys need to see dis place it is awesome .wen I went up da steps I thought I wouldn't reach bit once u geh to da top it's breathtaking
  • Fun but small attraction, just so happened the 99 steps leads up to Blackbeard's Castle which is only open Tues. & Wed. and we were there on Mon. still worth the climb to see the view from the top and the old hotel.
  • There are 102 steps. You can climb up from downtown (follow the signs), or take a taxi to the Blackbeard Castle Inn and climb down. If you are with small kids, definitely do the latter.
  • Great, smaller, attraction where the treasure is at the top. Great photo opportunities.
  • Definitely a thing to do in between island hopping and enjoying the beaches.