The Staircase of The King of Aragon

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The Staircase of the King of Aragon is a 187 steps staircase carved into the vertical side of a limestone cliff in Bonifacio, Corsica.
Seen from the sea, it appears as a dark oblique line, all the way up the cliff.
According to legend, it was dug in one night by the troops of the king of Aragon, Alfonso V the Magnanimous, during the siege of Bonifacio in 1420. Most likely, the staircase was made over a longer period of time by Franciscan monks for access to the drinking water source at the bottom cave below.

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One thought on “The Staircase of The King of Aragon”

  1. Immagini do luoghi speciali, che non possono essere dimenticati per la loro particolare bellezza
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