2021-06-06

The stairs of King Aragon - Escalier du Roi d’Aragon

The stairs of King Aragon (in French Escalier du Roi d’Aragon) are regarded as one of the fascinating places in the Corsican city of Bonifacio, France and one of the most unusual stairs in the world. The history of its origin is surrounded by legends and has at least two versions of its head. Bonifacio, because of its advantageous location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, has been attacked more than once. One of the conquerors was Alphonse of Aragon, who in 1420 began a war with Genoa for the possession of Corsica.

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The stairs of King Aragon - Escalier du Roi d’Aragon

Steep rock staircase down to the Sea


According to one of the legends, the staircase carved into the limestone rock by the soldiers of King Alfonso V of Aragon, who besieged the city in the first half of the 15th century. In one night, the army knocked down almost two hundred steps but could not capture the city, as it was noticed by the townspeople, who immediately raised a noise. According to another version, the stone steps of the  were carved staircase out by the besieged inhabitants themselves, who were dying of thirst. Thus, they paved the way to a source of fresh water located in a cave situated in a rock near the water. In addition, the Franciscan monks, who were also looking for freshwater, are also called the builders of the stone staircase - however, they worked not one night but much longer.

The French Carved Staircase


Whoever created this staircase, but the work was exquisite. The French staircase has 187 steps that rise from the water itself upwards at an angle of 45 degrees. The stairs are carved into a steep stone "wall" descending into the sea. Despite the tiring and challenging climb, the staircase of the King of Aragon is trendy among tourists because, from its steps, breathtaking sea views open up. The whole attraction itself can be seen from a boat while walking along the sea.
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The stairs of King Aragon in the Corsican city of Bonifacio
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