More than 500 steps to climb

Sites that include a singular stairway that has over 500 steps to climb.

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Bahá’i Holy Places Bahai Garden - 700 steps (but only descent is possible for tourists)
Belfries Belfries - There are 515 steps to climb in the northern tower of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp. There are more steps leading up, but those are only accessible to staff. (Dutch Wikipedia)
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe 885 steps from Neptune basin to Hercules (wiki de)
Bom Jesus do Monte 577 steps (or a few more or less, sources vary)
Central Highlands There are said to be 5200 steps to climb up Adams' Peak within the Central Highlands
Cologne Cathedral There are 509 steps to the top of the tower
Mount Taishan 7000 steps
Paris, Banks of the Seine Eiffel Tower - 1665 steps
Petra Monastery - 900 steps
Rangiri Dambulla Cave Temple 1200
Saint Catherine Area Steps of Repentance - 3750 steps
Sceilg Mhichíl Southern Steps - 640 steps (also given at 544)
Sigiriya Exact number of steps quoted varies but general agreement that it is over 1000. The summit is 200 meters above the surrounding plain so it seems inevitable that there must be well over 500!
Wulingyuan Visitors to Wulingyuan's Yellow Caves have to climb more than 1000 steps to enter or exit the cave inner caverns
Zagori Cultural Landscape Vradeto Steps include 1100 steps connecting Kapesovo and Vradeto


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