15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World

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Long before we invented a way to vertically transport people and goods using a complicated system of cables and counter-weights, everyone had to do it the hard way – walk up and down the stairs.

Over thousands of years humans have figured out the right angle, the height and width of each step, and of course, the fact that you don’t have to make boring staircases and instead have fun with the design! That’s definitely not a prerequisite for getting on this list, as you will soon see for yourself.

So watch your step, as we journey to visit 15 most astonishing staircases in the world!

1. Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

1500-year-old Lion Rock is 660 ft tall and counts 1200 steps.

Lion Rock, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka| 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

2. Sprinkenhof Spiral Staircase, Germany

This is one of the most photographed staircases in the world!

Sprinkenhof Spiral Staircase, Germany | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

3. Chinese Great Wall stairs, Huairou, China
Almost all of the Great Wall of China is just a huge staircase.

 Chinese Great Wall stairs, Huairou, China | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

4. Stepwells, Rajasthan, India

This is Chand Baori – world’s largest step well with 3,500 steps!

 Stepwells, Rajasthan, India | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

5. Red Staircase at Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

This fantastic crimson staircase looks a lot like two rivers combining into one

Red Staircase at Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

6. 16th Avenue Tiled Steps, California

With over 77,000 hand-crafted tiles, this mosaic staircase is the longest in the world.

16th Avenue Tiled Steps, California | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

7. Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

If you’re ever in Rome, make sure to see the Spanish Steps. All 135 of them!

Spanish Steps in Rome | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In tSpanish Steps, Rome, Italy he World | Brain Berries

8. Batu Caves, Malaysia

This might be the literal stairway to heaven, as it leads to a Hindu temple inside a cave.

Batu Caves stairs | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

9. Momo Staircase, Vatican

There are actually two sets of stairs here: one going up, the other leading down.

Momo Staircase | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

10. Umschreibung, Germany

These stairs will get you nowhere, but they look cool AF!

Umschreibung, Germany | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

11. Musical Piano Stairs on Wulin Plaza, Hangzhou, China

You can actually play your favorite songs on this staircase. Neat!

 Musical Piano Stairs on Wulin Plaza, Hangzhou, China | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

12. Atmos Studio, London, UK

I’m not sure if it’s the beer or are these stairs really starting to look weird?

Atmos Studio, London, UK | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

13. Stairs in Baron’s Palace Heliopolis, Egypt
The whole house along with this staircase was built on a rotating base, allowing its inhabitants to spin around 360 degrees and see amazing landscapes.

Stairs in Baron’s Palace Heliopolis, Egypt | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

14. Stairs in Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea

These are the most well-designed stairs I’ve seen so far. Plenty of angular goodness with some light tubes

 Stairs in Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea   | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

15. The Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, Sicily, Italy

This 142-step breathtaking staircase from 1608 twice a year is used as a backdrop for light and flower festival.

 The Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte, Sicily, Italy | 15 Most Astonishing Staircases In the World | Brain Berries

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