Top 10 Most Famous Stairways around the World
10 Canyon Staircase
In Ecuador, the Canyon Staircase lies near the Palón del Diablo waterfall on the Pastaza River. It is a reasonably huge waterfall and one of Ecuador’s most popular tourist spots. One of the most notable features of the location is the stairs. It is one of the most famous stairways in the world, winding through the greenery with natural bends in time with the cascade.
9 The Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in the city of Roma, Italy. They are a massive series of 135 steps that climb a steep slope to the Trinità dei Monti in Piazza Trinità dei Monti, with the Piazza di Spagna at the bottom. It was constructed between 1723 and 1725 to connect the chapel with the Bourbon Spanish Embassy. Walking up these steps will transport you to scenes from the 1953 film Roman Holiday.
8 Potemkin Stairs
The Potemkin Stairs, in Odesa, Ukraine, are the city’s icon and serve as the city’s main entry from the sea. The Boulevard steps, also known as the Giant Staircase and the Richelieu steps, originally had 200 steps, but eight were buried beneath sand during the port’s expansion. The Odessa Steps is placed on this stairs in Battleship Potemkin, one of the best films ever made.
7 Bueren Mountain
The Bueren Mountain, or Montagne de Bueren, in Liège, Belgium, is not a genuine mountain. It’s a 374-step stairwell. It leads to the historic Hors-Château Citadel, which has been partially ruined. It was constructed in 1881 to assist soldiers in securely descending from the top of the hill to the city centre. The view of the city and the Meus River from the top of the stairs is spectacular.
6 Santorini Stairway
One of the most renowned stairways in the world is the Santorini Stairway in Greece. It was created around 1715 as a crude stairway into the mountain’s side by island residents who wanted to trek to the top. It was later upgraded and mostly used to transport merchandise and passengers on donkeyback. Even though there is a cable car, donkey trips up the 657-step zigzag stairs are still popular.
5 Sigiriya Lion’s Rock Sri Lanka
Sigiria, often known as the Lion Rock, is a 200-meter-high rock column in Sri Lanka. It had the Sky for the King erected atop this rock once at a time, which was afterwards utilised as a Buddhist monastery until the 14th century, when it was abandoned. Sigiriya, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains a 1200-step staircase. Climbing them is difficult, but the view from the top is worth it.
4 Baha’í Gardens
The Baha’ Gardens in Haifa, Israel, are a UNECO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. They are arranged on a magnificent stairway with 19 terraces and 1700 steps. This stairway, one of the most renowned in the world, winds its way up Mount Carmel’s northern slope, bordered by two streams that cascade down via the steps and terrace bridges.
3 Schlossberg Stairs
The Schlossberg clock tower is the biggest attraction in Graz, Austria, and can be seen from all sections of the city, as well as the surrounding territories, from the top. Tourists must ascend the Schlossberg Stairs at the far end of Schlossbergplatz to see that view. The 260-step stairway, which runs back and forth between the clock tower and the summit of the hill, is carved into the face of the Schlossberg Hill.
2 Tiger Cave Temple
The Tiger Cave Temple is a well-known Buddhist temple and a significant Buddhist landmark in Krabi, Thailand. The temple contains two short stairways that join to make a difficult series of stairs rising to the summit, where a magnificent Buddha statue of 278 metres stands on the 600 metre temple. The limestone cave is reached through another set of stairs. To reach the peak, there are a total of 1237 stairs to be ascended.
1 Chand Baori
In Rajasthan, Chand Baori is one of India’s deepest and largest step wells. Due of the paucity of water in Rajasthan, it was built to preserve water for a long time. There are 16 stories with a total height of 100 feet and 3500 elegantly designed steps leading down to the cold lake. The Baori and its stairwell have appeared in several Hollywood movies, including The Dark Knight Rises.