Discover the steepest stairs in the world

You need to be fit and have nerves of steel to risk climbing these dizzying stairs, whose number of steps is breathtaking…

With 241 steps, this vertiginous San Juan de Gaztelugatxe staircase attracts tourists.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain

241 steps, cliffs, sea and wind – San Juan de Gaztelugatxe attracts tourists. Countless visitors climb this rocky islet off the Basque coast in northern Spain, especially since the famous Game of Thrones series was filmed there . There is no castle there, only a small church.

After that, you won’t be afraid to visit one of  the most dizzying viewpoints in the world.

The Vessel in New York is one of the most vertiginous staircases in the world.

The Vessel, United States

Visitors who are not afraid of the effort can climb a work of art in New York (USA). The Vessel is a 15-story building made up of 154 interconnected staircases. To admire the panorama from its highest belvedere, you just have to climb 2500 steps. It could have been one of the  25 must-see places in New York.

From the top of its 70 million years, a rock, La Piedra is one of the most vertiginous staircases in the world.

La Piedra, Colombia

From the height of its 70 million years, a rock, La Piedra, offers one of the most beautiful views of Colombia. Located near the village of Guatapé, in the northwest of the country, it stands at 220 m. Those brave enough to tackle the seemingly daunting 700 or so steps of the staircase will be rewarded at the top with breathtaking scenery.

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The Haiku staircase, nicknamed Stairway to Heaven, is one of the most vertiginous staircases in the world.

The Haiku Staircase, United States

Climbing in paradise can be a very expensive endeavor in Hawaii (USA). The Haiku staircase, nicknamed Stairway to Heaven, has no less than 3,922 extremely slippery steps and has been in very poor condition since a storm in 2015. It is also prohibited to the public. Those who dare to climb its 600 m of steps risk not only a fine, but also their life.

The steps of the Batu Caves are among the most vertiginous staircases in the world.

The Steps of Batu Caves, Malaysia

It’s not just Hindus who make the pilgrimage over this rainbow to reach their place of worship. Every year, the steps of Batu Caves, a shrine near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are trodden by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. The shrine is attracting more tourists since the 272 steps got a colorful makeover!

The vertiginous double helix staircase, where you never cross paths, is a delight for visitors to the Vatican Museum.

The double helix staircase, Vatican

The double helix staircase, where you never meet, is a delight for visitors to the Vatican Museum. It was designed in the 1930s by the Italian architect Giuseppe Momo, inspired by a 16th century staircase linking the Vatican Palace to the higher Villa Belvedere.

Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain in Germany, is a set of dizzying stairs forming a roller coaster.

Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain, Allemagne

Apart from the roller coaster, visitors have access to the entire course of the Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain, a set of stairs forming a roller coaster in Duisburg, Germany, which offers an exceptional view of this city in the Ruhr area. . The sculpture owes its name to the fact that it stretches out in the landscape with the grace of a tiger and can be discovered at a snail’s pace. 

Chand Baori is one of the largest stepwells in India and one of the most vertiginous staircases in the world.

The Chand Baori Well, India

Chand Baori is one of the largest stepwells in India. Formerly this architectural marvel provided its water to the population of Abhaneri. Even when the water level fell to its lowest level, the villagers still had access to fresh water, thanks to its 3500 steps.

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Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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