Escalier du Roi-d'Aragon

This staircase with 187 steps cut out of the cliff (closed when the wind is too strong) was, legend has it, built by Alphonse V of Aragon in 1420 during his siege of the town. It's said that a courageous local woman saw him, and the town was not taken. In reality, the staircase preceded these events and was used to reach the well of Saint-Barthélémy, the town's drinking water reserve.

Useful information

Address:

20169 Bonifacio

Phone:

+33 4 95 73 11 88

Price:

2.50 €

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9am-7.30pm; Oct 10am-5pm - closed in bad weather or strong wind conditions

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