VInow Logo
The Virgin Islands Best Guide
Cruise Ship Schedule Ferry Schedule Travel Forum

99 Steps

99 Steps

Charlotte Amalie is unique for step streets, or frigangs as the Danes called them. These steps were built in the mid 1700s. Dozens of step streets cut through nearly all the hills rising from the Charlotte Amalie harbor area; the 99 steps are the most popular. They are likely the most photographed as well; the picturesque stairway has colorful flowers on either side making it an easy choice for a photo. The bricks used in the steps were brought from Denmark as ballast in the hulls of sailing ships. The 99 steps original name was Store Taarne Gade which means Greater Tower Street. The 99 steps are actually 103 steps.

Overall Rating

General Impression 
 
5.0

Contact

Photos

99 Steps
99 Steps
99 Steps

Map

Swap Start/End
Located on the Town

We'd Love Your Feedback on 99 Steps

Your review will not only provide candid feedback, but it will also help others make informed decisions when planning a Virgin Islands Vacation. Thanks, VInow.com

Ratings
General Impression
Rate overall impression of attraction.
Comments
Stunning!
General Impression 
 
5.0

Not sure I believe there was poor planning on the part of the Danes. This gorgeous set of steps is an engineering marvel. You can start at the top and work your way down through the various museums and tours offered in the area, or work your way up from the bottom and be rewarded with a spectacular view of Charlotte Amalie Harbor. Either way you can't lose. I really recommend this FREE trip into this beautiful island's history!

KM
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0
1, 2, ....99... Steps!
General Impression 
 
5.0

Didn't actually count them; the walk up wasn't so bad. Someone with weak knees might not agree though! Pretty cool seeing how the early European colonists decided to navigate around a town surrounded by hills - steps!

C
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 3 0


Sailing Charters

St. John

Soulshine Charters
Soulshine Charters

St. Thomas

Captain Max
Captain Max

St. Thomas

Sail Eden
Sail Eden

St. Thomas

Catania Yacht Charters
Catania Yacht Charters

VIRGIN ISLANDS VACATION PLANNING PACKET

VIRGIN ISLANDS TRAVEL BOOKLETS

This material covers where to stay, fun things to do, culture, local events, beach guides, how to get around, plants and animals, history, tips, things to see, art galleries, shopping and so much more.

Order Today: $5.95

Stay up to date with news from VInow.
Sign up to receive Virgin Islands articles, updates and offers.
Missed our last newsletter? Read it Here.


Advertise with Us

Join VInow.com Today!

Connect with travelers that are planning vacations right here, right now. More

Virgin Islands Moving Guides

Updated information dedicated to Moving and Living in the USVI.

VI Moving Center

Living in de V.I. DVD

Virgin Islands Shopping

The largest section of Virgin Islands Books & Souvenirs. Start planning today!

VITraders.com

Official Sponsor
Team Virgin Islands