Castle San' AngeloCurrently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
- Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Rome, Italy
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-066819111
- Ticket Price: 8 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture
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.
- General €8
- Reduced €6
- Subway Lepanto (Line A)
- Caffe Sant'Eustachio – Coffee and tea
- Gusto – Bistro and pizza
- Pizzeria la Montecarlo – Traditional Italian and pizza
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22.53% 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
Well worth the visit. There is a free app you can use as you tour, but it has issues such as not detecting your location. There are signs along the way that are sufficient so don't bother struggling with the app. There place is fascinating with an very interesting history.
There are no enough star to review a rich in history place. Professionally talking ( I'm a wedding photographer in Rome) Castel Sant'Angelo , especially by night is one of the most beautiful landmark of Rome where to be portrayed. The river bank on the opposite side of the Castle give the perfect opportunity to be alone with a breathtaking view. .
One of my favourite museums/sites in Rome. The place has so much history and everywhere you turn there is something interesting. I believe it has something for everyone and is perfect for families. It has the ancient history of the mausoleum, the impressive fortifications and the spectacular palace like rooms of the papal apartments. Add to all this the amazing views you get of the city.
Excellent place inside and outside. Outside it offers an excellent view of the river and some street artist amuse your time over there. I recommend this place to either go inside the castle or sit in the riverside. The pictures are some of the views that can be enjoyed there.
One of the best things we went to in Rome. Much less crowded than other attractions, and you can walk round without being hurried along (unlike the Vatican museum). Avoid the people doing the hard sell for tours who hang around on the bridge leading to the castle - you're better off researching your options on the internet rather than listening to their patter!