Although it is difficult for us to climb when our path is cut by a multi-step ladder, stepping the stairs with the proper tempo may be one of the most enjoyable works in the world. Especially if those stairs fascinate us with their elegance and their unusual appearance.We have brought together the 7 most interesting staircases of the world, which evoke the desire to go up and down many times with their beauties and interesting features.
1. CHAND BAORI LADDERS
Chand Baori stairs in Abhaneri village in Rajasthan, India, descend to a well developed for collecting rainwater. There are a total of 3500 steps around this well, consisting of 13 floors. Chand Baori Stairs dating from the 9th century are both a well for Indians, where they meet their water needs, and a temple where they perform their religious rituals.
2. BENEDICT MONASTERY STAIRS
Benedict Monastery, which inspired Umberto Eco’s popular novel “Name of the Rose”, is located in Melk, Austria.The spiral staircase of the monastery, which overlooks the Danube River, symbolizes the Rococo-style infinity, is filled with gold-painted architectural ornaments.
3. PARADISE TRANSITION
Paradise Gate, located on the top of Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie city of China, is one of the most important spiritual destinations of the Chinese. The Paradise Passage is reached by a magnificent staircase with 999 steps. The numbers 9-99 and 999 are very important for the Chinese. For this reason, they built a 999 step ladder on the top of Tianmen Mountain and believe that they have reached a spiritual rise by climbing these stairs.
4. MAGIC MOUNTAIN STATUE
The Magic Mountain Statue in Duisburg, Germany, was built by German artist Heike Mutter. The structure, which looks like a curved signature when viewed from a distance, can be visited with 249 steps. Visitors who climb curved and fun stairs rise up to 45 meters and witness the fascinating view of the Rhine River. The sculpture, called Tiger and Turtle, combines both speed and contrast in a sense.
5. TULIP STAIRS
The Stairs of the Queen’s House, located in the Royal Museum in Greenwich, England, lead into the room of Queen Henrietta Maria. They are the first self-supporting ladders in England. It was named as “tulip stairs” because of the tulip figures in the balustrades.
6. VATICAN MUSEUM STAIRS
The Vatican museum, including the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and the Etruscan Museum, is among the most important museums in the world. The spiral stairs inside the museum were designed by the famous Italian architect and engineer Giuseppe Momo in 1932. Designed as intertwined double helix, the stairs go one way down and the other goes up. These stairs, which give their visitors a magnificent experience for minutes, are quite eye-catching with bronze angel ornaments.
7. NOSSA SENHORA DOS REMEDIOS CHURCH STAIRS
These magnificent stairs are located in the town of Lamego in Portugal. When the 686 steps on the granite stairs, which are quite flashy, are climbed, the Baroque style Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Church is reached. The stairs consist of 9 platforms. Each platform is decorated with showy fountains and sculptures. For this reason, you can rest at every stage and experience a magnificent visual feast while stepping up the stairs.