Visit Castel Sant'Angelo: what to see, timetables and prices

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Castel Sant'Anagelo is an architectural marvel that the whole world envies us. Here is all the information on the history, prices, timetables, duration of the visit and the main attractions not to be missed.

  • Castel Sant Angelo Rome: history and information
  • Castel Sant'Angelo: main attractions and duration of the visit
  • Castel Sant Angelo: opening, ticket price and useful contacts
  • Castel Sant'Angelo: images and photos

Castel Sant Angelo Rome: history and information

Il National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo is one of the most beautiful, fascinating and visited architectural wonders ofSpain and its history begins around 123 AD



Also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, Sant'Angelo castel it was strongly desired by the Emperor Hadrian who entrusted the architect Demetriano with the task of building a funeral mausoleum for himself and his family, inspired by the model of the Mausoleum of Augustus.

Sant'Angelo castel it has been remodeled several times over the centuries, especially during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and from a funerary monument it was transformed into a fortified outpost.

The castle, from a terrible and dark prison, was transformed into a Renaissance residence of rare beauty in which even the great Michelangelo Buonarroti worked incessantly and all its spaces, both internal and external, embody the events of the Eternal City, Rome.

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Castel Sant'Angelo: main attractions and duration of the visit

Pope Niccolò V, was the first to equip Sant'Angelo castel of the splendid apartments but, only during the pontificate of Pope Paul III, a man of an extraordinary culture and a lover of arts and letters, did the splendor of the Renaissance princely residences find their full realization.



Of the papal apartments only two rooms remain, the Halls of Clement VII, the pontiff who had them carefully restored.

Le main attractions of Castel Sant'Angelo to visit carefully are the Sala Paolina which is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful in all of Rome and was finely frescoed between 1545 and 1547 by Pierin del Vaga at the behest of Pope Paul III, the Hall of Apollo of fifteenth-century origins, the Library Hall where once were the papal secret archives, the Hall of the Urns that is the heart of the Mausoleum of Hadrian where the remains of the Emperor were kept and the Hall of Justice within which Beatrice Cenci, Giordano Bruno, Platina and Pomponio Leto were sentenced to death.

Not to be missed are also the famous Terrace of the Angel which houses the bronze statue of San Michele Arcangelo and offers one of the most beautiful views of Rome and the so-called Passetto di Borgo which connected Castel Sant'Angelo to the Vatican and the walkway was used by the Popes to take refuge from the attacks of the French militias and, above all, during the Sack of Rome.


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To visit in depth Sant'Angelo castel you have to budget at least one hour and thirty minutes.

Castel Sant Angelo: opening, ticket price and useful contacts

Il National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo it is open from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 0:19 pm and is closed, unless otherwise specified by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, on January 30st, May 1st and December 1th .


I prices of the entrance tickets to Castel Sant'Angelo I'm:

  • full: € 15
  • Reduced: € 2 for young people aged between 18 and 25 belonging to the European Union
  • Free: children under the age of 4, handicapped and Roma Pass holders

Both opening hours and ticket prices may be subject to sudden changes so, for more info, we recommend calling (+39) 06 6819111 or visiting the website www.castelsantangelo.beniculturali.it

Castel Sant'Angelo: images and photos

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