The Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the most important sights in Rome. The Angel’s Bridge in front of it leads to Castel Sant’Angelo over the Tiber in Rome. It was originally built as a mausoleum and later converted into a fort by various popes.
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The Castel Sant’Angelo (Italian: Castel Sant’Angelo or Mausoleo di Adriano) in Rome was originally built as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) and his successors and later converted into a castle by various popes. From 1901 the building was no longer used as a castle. Castel Sant’Angelo has been a museum since February 13, 1906.
The Castel Sant’Angelo makes a rather dreary impression from the outside. A visit is worthwhile, however, because the interior includes magnificent rooms and beautiful paintings on the walls. In addition, the viewing platform alone is worthwhile.
Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
daily, 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
The regular admission price is € 14. Discounts are possible.
Tickets & tours
When visiting the castle, too, there can be long waiting times in summer. It is recommended to purchase an online ticket.