20169 Bonifacio GPS : 41.386343, 9.156634
The staircase of the King of Aragon is an unusual and unmissable site in Bonifacio. It is the pride of the people of Bonifacio.
According to legend, this vertiginous staircase above the Mediterranean Sea was dug overnight by the troops of the King of Aragon in 1420, on the occasion of the siege of Bonifacio. It is also said that it was created to access the freshwater well of Saint Barthélemy.
This staircase, which consists of 187 steps, is cut in limestone rock on a height of 65 meters along a 45-degree slope, between sky and sea. It is on the cliff south of the point of Timon, on which the Citadel of Bonifacio was built. It is one of the most visited sites in Corsica, offering incredible views of the turquoise sea, Sardinia and the cliffs.
Since 1994, this picturesque site in Corsica has been classified as a Historic Monument.
It takes around 15 minutes by foot to go from the marina to the Staircase of the King of Aragon. It is possible to make the trip aboard the little train, which will take you to Place Carrega.
Location: 7 Place Carrega Bonifacio
Duration of the visit: around 30 minutes
Price of the visit: 3.50 €
Price of the visit for children from 6 to 11 years old: 1.00 €
Free for children up to 5 years
Monument Pass: 4.50 €