Castel Sant'Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the Tiber river, a short distance from the Vatican city. It was built as a mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian. In the 6th century it was converted into a papal fortress. Nowadays, it houses the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and its collection of paintings, sculptures, military memorabilia and medieval firearms. In the upper floor there is a large terrace from where you can take great photos of the Rome.
Castel Sant Angelo is open April to September from 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
It's closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Entrance fees for Castel Sant Angelo are following:
Lines in front of Castel Sant Angelo are usually long and we suggest you to book your skip the line tickets for this sight via Tiqets website. This ticket allows you to skip the lines. For those who plan to visit major sights of Rome we suggest to purchase Roma Pass Card or OMNIA Vatican and Rome Card which allows you free entry to Castel Sant'Angelo.
Castel Sant'Angelo is situated on the right bank of the Tiber river, only a short walk from Saint Peter's Square. You can reach it by metro line A - just get off at metro stops Lepanto or Ottaviano- San Pietro. You can also use city buses no. 23, 34, 40, 62, 280, 982 or N11 to Piazza Pia and lines 30, 70, 81, 87, 913 or 990 to Piazza Cavour. You can use also tram no.19 to Piazza Risorgimento.
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