8 amazing pictures of spiral staircases

A popular structure through ancient times,  spiral staircases were used to secure entry into underground cellars, turrets and cathedral pulpits.  An exquisitely crafted spiral staircase was a highly desired decorative accent and can be found in many ancient citadels, forts and monasteries.  In modern architecture, the spiral stair is perceived as a charming addition to any magnificent property.  Here is a curated collection of the most interesting spiral staircases that we have come across.

Dynamic view on old Hourtin lighthouse spiral staircase, France
Dynamic view on old Hourtin lighthouse spiral staircase, France

 

A spiral staircase going up against a blue tiled wall at Charente Maritime, France
A spiral staircase going up against a blue tiled wall at Charente Maritime, France
Spiral stairs of the Vatican Museums in Vatican, Rome, Italy
Spiral stairs of the Vatican Museums in Vatican, Rome, Italy

 

Colored spiral stairway of an old building in Milan
Colored spiral stairway of an old building in Milan

 

A colorful stucco spiral staircase
A colorful stucco spiral staircase

 

Spiral Rococo staircase leads from the library to the St. Peter and Paul Church in Melk Abbey
Spiral Rococo staircase leads from the library to the St. Peter and Paul Church in Melk Abbey

 

Iron spiral staircase with elegant red carpet
Iron spiral staircase with elegant red carpet

 

Cubist stairs at Prague
Cubist stairs at Prague

 

 

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