The King of Aragon’s Stairway.

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Escalier du Roi d’Aragon


Only accessible from the top, this impressive staircase cuts down Bonifacio's southern cliff-face. Legend says that during the siege of 1420, Aragonese troops carved its 187 steep steps from the bottom up in a single night, only to be rebuffed by Bonifacio’s defenders at the top. In reality the steps gave access to an underground freshwater well.

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