Thursday, 18 February 2016

The Staircase Of The King Of Aragon

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The Staircase of The King of Aragon is a stony staircase carved into the vertical side of a limestone cliff in Corsica, France. It cuts across the face of the cliff at a near 45° angle and is comprised of 187 steps.

According to legend, the staircase was dug by the troops of the King of Aragon Alfonso V in the course of a single night. In reality, the staircase descends to a natural spring and a cave located at the bottom of the stairway, and is believed to have been dug by Franciscan monks long before the troops of Alfonso V set their feet on Bonifacio.

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