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What Goes Down Must Go Up

The only reason you can list Breakneck Steps as an attraction is because they are so critical to... read more

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KenVicLee
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Huntington Beach, California
A dramatic name . . .

. . . for a staircase that is really very sturdy, safe and picturesque. It adds a touch of... read more

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GlobetrotterSH
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Canada
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This steep stairway connects Lower Town with the Terrasse Dufferin.
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Reviewed yesterday

The only reason you can list Breakneck Steps as an attraction is because they are so critical to seeing all of Old Town Quebec. In our case since our hotel was in the so-called "Upper Town", the only way to visit the "Lower Town" was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. . . for a staircase that is really very sturdy, safe and picturesque. It adds a touch of character and personality to the neighborhood. Originally built in 1635, the steps have quite a bit of history and the name has changed at least four...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlobetrotterSH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came down these snow and slush covered steps last night! With the holiday buzz in the air and many people exploring it was a thrill!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vtbiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staircase links the lower town to the street going to the upper town. It's been remodeled several times. Be sure to read the historical sign at the top of the steps to get a good understandng of its history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watch your steps! Fastest way down. But if you are simply looking for a photo shoot moment, this is also the place to be.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zacc353
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m in my 60 s and had no problems climbing or descending them quite a few times on my recent stay in Quebec City .Yes they are busy especially when cruise ships are in .Lots of interesting shops so it makes the climb less intensive...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary38677
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are up for a workout, these are the fastest and best way down to the lower city. It's much easier to go down than up, so take them down and the more gently sloping streets or the funicular back up!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank buckeyegirl2005
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

if you plan to eat like we did on our wonderful quebec weekend - hit these stairs at least once a day if not twice! they get slippery but worth the burning quads after a very big dinner

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JMS49506
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great view going down; great workout going up. Shops restaurants on the different landing of the stairs. Worth the climb. Go down the stairs and then back up in the funicular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MommaT361
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

There is not much about these stairs (the oldest stairway in the city dating back to 1635) that make them break neck, except maybe in the winter time if they are not properly shoveled - the name break neck came from the locals who felt...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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