Once upon a time the tallest building in Rome, this structure has served a lot of purposes since its construction, the latest being a museum.
Originally commissioned by Emperor Hadrian, was to be used as a mausoleum for his family and himself. Over the years, successive popes have used alternately as a castle and a fortress.
This museum is known by many common names, some of them being Castel Sant'Angelo and the Mausoleum of Hadrian. Following the death of Emperor Hadrian and his family, several other Roman emperors made this place their final resting place.
This building is notable for a number of important statues that adorn the premises. There are a few examples of Baroque architecture that can be seen in the statues of the angels and that depicting the Passion of Christ.
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- Caffe Sant'Eustachio – Coffee and tea
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22.67% of people who visit Rome include Castle San' Angelo in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
34.14% of people start their Castle San' Angelo visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castle San' Angelo
79.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castle San' Angelo
I just went there, because I had one and a half hour left until my visit in the Vatican city, so I decided to have a quick look on this location. It was fabulous. You have a really nice view over the city and the Vatican. Also the castle itself is worth a look. Definitely worth a visit!
In spite of the rain this was a great place to stop. Another beautiful and historic building with lovely interiors (like Rome doesn't have enough of these). What sets thus one apart are the views: beautiful panorama view of Rome and an excellent view of Saint Peter's just to the west. Beautiful spot. Worth the entry fee.
A beautiful castle with the best view of Rome from its rooftop! You can see the Colosseum and the Vatican from there. I expected the museum portion to be a bit larger, but what you're really paying for with the entry ticket is the chance to explore the castle itself. I enjoyed my time here, despite the thunderstorm going on outside. You definitely do not need to wait in line as the line was short. It took me the better part of ten minutes to get in. Not bad! Be warned that this museum is definitely not wheelchair friendly. I would not even recommended it if you have a difficult time walking, as steps are often uneven, the area is poorly lit, and rain can make the ground slippery. There are also many steep walks.
Absolutely incredible view from the exterior. The Saint Angelo bridge leading up to the castle is a great way to experience the entrance. If you can get to the castle and get to the top when it opens then the pictures of the city are better since the sun is behind you. Regardless of when you go it is still breathtaking.
Ready great views of the city at the top of Castel Sant'Angelo. There is a small restaurant with seating with great views of the city as well. The Roma pass grants you free access. Takes around 30 - 45 minutes to walk through. Will definitely come back again