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Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps)

Bonifacio, Corsica, France
+33 4 95 73 11 88
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Breathtaking

A must see if you’re in Bonifacio. Do it early or late in the day to avoid the crowds. The stairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandre R
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Nice views and workout!

Wonderful climb down the 187 steep steps (and back up!) to view the south side of the cliffs. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pauline S
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Calgary, Canada
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Once used to carry water to the citadel, these 187 steps carved into the limestone cliff now take visitors from the city down to the sea. In the winter, the king of aragon steps open only the morning to monday to friday ( 11h-12h) and when the weather is good !
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“the cliff” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:30
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see if you’re in Bonifacio. Do it early or late in the day to avoid the crowds. The stairs are steep and unequal but the view is worth it. Great feeling to be that close of the sea on the edge of the...More

Thank Alexandre R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful climb down the 187 steep steps (and back up!) to view the south side of the cliffs. You can't see the spring as it's blocked off, but it's still great on a sunny day. Very cheap (2.50 euros, or 3.50 if you visit both...More

Thank Pauline S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say it's just 187 steps, but I'd say more like the effort of 350-400 steps since some of the steps are quite tall. Everyone labored up, regardless of fitness level.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huff and puff your way along! The stairway has magical views of the sea ... and of other pooped tourists. The town's main attraction (the citadel) can be reached by a silly trolley resembling 'the little engine that could', by car, taxi, uber or on...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Going down the steps is fairly o.k. Tough going up as the steps are high. Fortunately not too many tourists so could take my time and the handrails on either side was of great assistance! Lovely view of cliffs and sea so I managed to...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Well, it is steep and the stairs seem endless (especially when you go up ;) ) but if you take breaks it is not too bad. The view of the cliffs and blue waters are worth the effort.

Thank Oollggaa
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Go for it and for the great sea views, only if you are fit enough. 186 steps carved in the cliff, unequal and sometimes slippery.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

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...More

Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Do not go there if you are not fit... some people were really fighting to get back up. Otherwise a must do. Stunning

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Having viewed this staircase, that is hewn from solid rock, from a boat it was a visit that had to be made. The stairs are very steep with deep uneven tread depths but there are handrails on both sides and with care the 186 steps...More

1  Thank Kirkstead
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Jean P
23 May 2016|
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Response from LittleSimpleTreats | Reviewed this property |
If your starting point is Bonifacio town,it is easily accessible by walk
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samcheak
5 April 2015|
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Response from Jessy83400 | Reviewed this property |
Normaly the steps are open from april to the end of october! If you need more informations you should contact the tourist office :)
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