Visit the King of Aragon Staircase, every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last descent at 4:30 p.m.).


According to its legend, the King of Aragon’s Stairway in Bonifacio, classified as a historical monument and picturesque site of Corsica, was dug by hand in the limestone cliff in one night by the troops of the King of Aragon in 1420. In reality, it is to access the Saint-Barthélemy well, a freshwater well, that this staircase was actually dug. Today, the well is no longer in use and is closed.

Composed of 189 steps, each as irregular as the next, it is as you descend them that you will be amazed by a set of incredible views: 180 ° over the sea, Sardinia and the cliffs. At the bottom, you will be just a few meters above the sea in a path carved into the cliff and you will follow turquoise blue water.

Children, after having climbed the 189 steps, you will be awarded a diploma for being so brave. Adventure is offered up to the age of 5.

What is certain is that you will live a most incredible and unusual experience, only existing in Bonifacio!

  • Visiting this special site requires good physical ability and compliance with safety rules. Please read the rules for visiting the Escalier du Roy Aragon before your arrival.
  • Access to the stairs is only reserved for people with closed and flat shoes (prohibited: flip-flops, slides and shoes with heels) and a helmet.
  • King of Aragon’s Stairway is committed to putting prevention, protection and quality of service at the heart of its activity, through membership of the Alba Pura charter, the charter for professionals in South Corsica.

Visiting the King’s Staircase in Aragon is a must in Bonifacio, as is the Bastion de l’Etendard. And if you look at the prices and do the math: with the Monuments Pass, you save 2 euros. Or 25%! This is all the more interesting as these two monuments offer two very different spectacles.

  • View : Mer, Falaises
  • Environment : Medieval town

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • French

Why it’s nice !

  • View and photo
  • Work on your breathing exercises!
  • Overwhelming feeling



  • Duration of individual visit: 30 minutes


  • Duration of visit: 30 minutes


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Comfort / services

  • Internet - WiFi
  • Animals forbidden

Activities on the spot

  • Historical Monument

Additional information on services

  • Peut être visité : Oui


Conditions de gratuité : Children up to 5 years

  • Simple visit : 5,00 €
  • Pass Monument : 6,50 €
  • Group rate (from 10 people) : 4,00 €
  • Simple visit from 6 to 11 years : 2,00 €
  • Monument Pass from 6 to 11 years old : 2,00 €

-Not recommended for pregnant women
-Not recommended for cardiac persons

Means of payment

  • Checks
  • Holiday vouchers


Visit the King of Aragon Staircase, every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last descent at 4:30 p.m.).

Contact information

The King of Aragon’s Stairway

20169 Bonifacio