01. Staircase at Lello Bookshop
Portugal - This interesting grand staircase in Lello Bookshop in Portugal stands
ominous and heavy. The steps are like two channels pouring and swirling to a
single point. The side view gives you a closer idea of the immense curves and
giddy sinking feeling to each step.
02. Stairs to the sea, Spain - This beautiful
staircase is located on the island Gastelugache in Spain . This tiny island in
the Bay of Biscay belongs to the municipality of Bermeo in the Basque Country.
Staircase leads to the hermitage, which was built in the 10th century. Total
staircase has 237 steps. It is best to visit these places in the fall or spring
to enjoy the peace and beauty of the environment. In summer there is usually
03. Mountain in Belgium
Buren Buren Mountain - not a real mountain, and the
name of the stairs. It consists of 374 steps and is located in Liege . The
staircase was built in 1881 to allow the soldiers to go down into the city
center to the hill while avoiding dangerous ways. Stairs aristocrat named for
the 15th century Vincent de Buren, who defended the city of Liege attack Duke of
Burgundy. Almost ruined citadel near Mount Buren was formerly a stronghold to
protect the city. When you climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with spectacular
views of the city and the river Maas.
04. Haiku Stairs in
Hawaii - Haiku Stairs, also known as the stairway to
heaven, is a steep hiking trail on the island of Oahu , Hawaii . The trail
starts as a wooden staircase leading to the cliff on the south side of the
Valley of Haiku . The staircase was installed in 1942 to stretch the cable from
one side to the other rocks. This was necessary in order to provide a continuous
link to the naval station at an altitude of about 850 meters. In 2003, the
staircase was restored at a cost of 875,000 dollars in the city. But due and
outstanding issues of land use, the city and county of Honolulu, said that
currently there is no plan to open the stairs for public use.
05. Bridge over
Traversinertobel - Bridge Traversinertobel staircase
through one of the slopes of the Via Mala, is the latest structure of this type
developed by engineer Dzhyurgom Konzettom and his partner Rolf Bahofnerom. They
solved the problem of connecting two different heights of the gorge, creating a
ladder. Staircase replaces a rope bridge for travelers, which was destroyed by a
landslide. New pedestrian bridge covers a distance of 56 meters in height with a
vertical drop of 22 meters between the two slopes.
06. Chand Baori Well,
India - Chand Baori structure located in a village
near Jaipur Abaneri , India . The well was built in the year 800, his narrow
3500 steps in 13 floors extend to 30 meters underground. Rajasthan is extremely
arid, because Shand Baori structure was designed to save as much water. At the
bottom of the well remains in the air 6.5 degrees cooler than at the surface.
This place was used as a resting place of local residents during heatwaves.
07. Universe Cascade
Scotland - Cascade universe located on the hillside
along the gardens of Dumfries in Scotland and consists of a series of steep
steps. Large sites with viewing benches were installed on each flight. You can
simply enjoy the beauty of nature, or relax while lifting. Staircase begins at
the pond and leads to a beautiful pavilion upstairs. Although private gardens,
they open to the public once a year.
08. Stairs Santorini in
Greece - in 1715 island residents have built steep
stairs on the steep hillside, so they could get from the sea to the summit and
back. To help carry cargo and passengers from ships to the city, used donkeys.
In 1930, the stairs were improved, and involved more donkeys. Finally, in 1979,
was installed ropeway to automate the process - but the most interesting trip -
still walk on a donkey. Zigzag stairs from the sea to the city paved with stone,
and because of the many convolutions of the distance from one end to the other
is 1300 meters. In total there are 657 10-cm steps and climb provides a very
good workout on a sunny day. Santorini has a special place among the sights of
09. Stairs Awaji in
Japan - Awaji Yumebutai (Ladder of Dreams) is a
complex of buildings and other structures located on the island of Awaji in
Japan . One set is 100-Awaji tier garden, consisting of 100 beds and stairs. The
complex was built as a memorial to the Great Hanshin Earthquake (1995).
Construction was carried out on the side of the mountain, which was half
demolished in the early 90s. Its stones were used during the construction of
artificial islands in the Bay of Osaka.
10. Tiger Turtle Stairs
Germany - This sculpture is 21 meters tall and was
named Tiger Turtle, it is located on a hillside in Duisburg , Germany . Steps
meander along the frame of steel in a spiral manner, culminating in a dead loop.
Visitors can climb the ladder in Duisburg , but not in the center of the loop
that allows you to go full circle.
11. Potemkin Stairs in
Odessa - Potemkin Stairs - a giant stairway in Odessa
, Ukraine . Ladder consider formal entrance into the city from the sea, it is
the most famous symbol of Odessa . It was originally known as the ladder
Richelieu . The top step is 12.5 meters wide, and the lowest - 21.7 meters.
Ladder height - 27 meters and the length - 142 meters, but because of different
widths above and below creates the illusion of greater length.
12. Steel Sculpture Art
Germany - is a wonderful peace of art designed by
Olafur Eliasson. This beautiful merging of art and architecture is a 9
meter-high walk-double spiral of steel in the entrance of the KPMG ( a global
accounting firm ) office building in Munich , Germany . The stair is called
Umschreibung (Rewriting), and was completed in 2004.
13. Miraculous Staircase
of USA - This is the miraculous staircase of Saint
Joseph at Loretto Chapel in Santa Fé , New Mexico . U.S.A. , which, after 134
years since it was built in 1878, still confounds architects, engineers, and
master craftsmen in the physics of its construction and remains inexplicable in
view of its baffling design considerations. The unusual helix shaped spiral
staircase has two complete 360° turns, stands 20 feet high up to the choir loft
and has no newel (center pole) to support it as most circular stairways have.
Its entire weight rests solely on its base and against the choir loft - a
mystery that defies all laws of gravity, it should have crashed to the floor the
moment anyone stepped on it, and yet it is still in use daily for over a hundred
years. The risers of the 33 steps are all of the same height. Made of an
apparently extinct wood species, it was constructed with only square wooden pegs
without glue or nails. At the time it was built, the stairway had no banisters.
These were added 10 years later in 1888 by Phillip A. Hesch at the Sisters'
14. Moses Bridge Netherlands
- In the early 17th century Fort de Ruver was surrounded by a moat and was
originally built without a bridge. But during a recent restoration program has
necessitated the construction of the bridge. Out of respect to the original fort
insular status Dutch company RO AD Architecten built ladder bridge Moses. Get
the original "sunken" bridge literally merges with the water line. As a result,
almost invisible bridge partially submerged pedestrian moat. Originally
protective zone was flooded with water deep enough to impede the enemy advance,
was still shallow enough to prevent effective use of boats.
15. Spiral Staircase
China - Stairs height 91.5 meters installed along the
mountainside in Tyayhan Linchzhou , China . It offers the thrill of climbing
without any danger. Hike up the stairs does not require additional training and
equipment. Here you will feel the full force of the wind, the birds will fly
past, and steps will creak. It's much more interesting than the rise in the
elevator. However, due to issues of safety and health, you must agree to a
number of conditions. Climbers must be under 60 years of age and must complete a
form confirming that they have no problems with the heart or lungs.
16. Stairs in Austria
Schlossberg - Graz main attraction - Schlossberg (Clock
Tower). It stands proudly and is visible from all points in the city. Tourists
and locals climb to the top to enjoy the incredible views of Graz and the
surrounding area. Stairs Schlossberg is located at the far end Shlossbergplatts.
An impressive staircase carved into the rock and leads to the top of the hill to
the clock tower. 260 steps of stairs is not very difficult to climb, but anyone
can use a lift.
17. The 16th Avenue
Steps, San Francisco - At the corner of Moraga Street
and 16th Avenue , in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood of San Francisco , is
the base of the most beautiful staircase in the entire city. A brightly-tiled
panel caps the front of each of the staircase’s 163 steps, and as the stairs
stretch up the hill toward 15th Avenue , the individual panels blend together to
form a single massive mosaic. Stunning in its entirety, yet intricate and
detailed enough to offer bountiful rewards when viewed up close, the 16th Avenue
steps are a treasure shared by the people living in the Sunset District.
18. Steps in Canyon
- This famous staircase in the Canyon is located near the waterfall Pailon del
Diablo in Ecuador . Pailon del Diablo - quite a large waterfall in the distance
just 30 minutes from the city of Banos in Ecuador . This is one of the most
popular attractions in the area. Visiting Ecuador , certainly conquer this
19. Spiral Staircase at
Garvan Institute in Sydney - This amazing spiral
staircase is located at the Garvan Institute in Sydney , Australia . It is five
stories high and makes your head spin about 6.5 revolutions. Fascinating spiral
stairs at Garvan Institute in Sydney , Australia . 6.5 revs and five stories
from top to bottom.
20. Museum Musée Gustave
Moreau, Paris - Now this is how you make an entrance.
It is no surprise that this spectacular staircase is located in the Paris Museum
Musée Gustave Moreau, named after the famous painter Docteur Moreau.