Photo of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome, , IT
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Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

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papal apartments • hadrian's mausoleum • beautiful castle • great views from the top

Lungotevere Castello 50
Rome 00193, IT
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  • Photo of culturebuff2017
    6 months ago
    Worth a visit on the way to St Peter's and the Vatican. Much less crowded than these two sights too.
  • Photo of Julianik77
    6 months ago
    We spent an hour in the Adriano's thomb. It's cool inside. You may take beautiful panorama pictures and have a glass of vine or pizza
  • Photo of Allan M
    6 months ago
    The museum is full of interesting artifacts, murals, and tales of romance, murder, torture intrigue and it records 2 millennium of History. It's not until you visit the castle walls an view the Tiber river that you start to think of the Opera Tosca, and wonder how she managed to throw herself out of the window into the river, as it is about 30 meters away, over the road. I guess that the path of the river must have changed course since the opera was written, either that or she borrowed a set of wings or a hang glider from the Angels on the bridge. The museum is highly rated, but the sigts on the tour, like the huge crossbow, and the views of Rome, are added extras that I didn't expect. I would definitely make a second trip here just to see the Castle again.
  • Photo of snarol2000
    6 months ago
    Love the view at the top of Castel Sant'Angelo. They even have a little cafe at the top so you can have a beer and watch the sun set over the Vatican. Amazing every time.
  • Photo of Xavier L
    6 months ago
    Well located, this is a must do in Roma. Not far from the Vatican. A couple of minute away from the old town.
  • Photo of Susan K
    6 months ago
    I really enjoyed this museum! Had I done a bit more research before going, I think I would have better appreciated exactly what I was seeing. We really enjoyed the walk around and around, and the views along the way, culminating in the views from the top, are breathtaking. Lots of photo opportunities!
  • Photo of Janet R
    6 months ago
    Having learned some of the varied uses and history of this place...I was determined to tour it. Found no line and a US student discount for entry. Be prepared for lots of steps and climbing...although I did note an elevator was available for those with disabilities to access some of the upper floors. Each level had interesting areas and history to explore...from the old Papial quarters to former prison areas for the elite...to an area called the fortress where the "goods" where kept safe. Interesting views, cannon balls on balconies, artwork and marble floors that gave one a sense of the grandor that existed here make exploring your way to the top enjoyable...but the views alone once you reach there would be more than worth the entrance fee and climb!! Read more at: rainaroundtheworld.com
  • Photo of anbarrettne
    6 months ago
    Outside, it looks way more impressive. Went inside, visited it all, and barely felt any awe. What I did feel were my feet. Oh my. Many stairs so bring the most comfortable shoes you've got!
  • Photo of guenterboeer
    6 months ago
    Form Outside the "Engelsburg" is a huges toter bild up with differnt materials. The Most Importen signalisiert is the golden angel on the top. Insider you World Not believe that People live There without being forced. What is realy wonderfull is the complete view over the city of Rome. Ist worth to go there.
  • Photo of Jannie O
    6 months ago
    I had not heard of the Castle before walking past it and though the exterior gardens. The building looked really impressive from outside and we decided to pay the entrance fee to have a look. We were really impressed with the volume of interesting things and art inside and the museum showcasing period weaponry. But the best thing was the views. Great photo opportunities of the city and St. Peter's Basillica.
  • Photo of bella50donna
    6 months ago
    A little expensive to get in, but yes, another must see if in Rome. Once you reach the roof top, there are some amazing sights from all over the River, and beyond.
  • Photo of Angela N
    6 months ago
    1-2 hours maximum will allow you to enjoy this museum. Late in the day, the view from the upper terrace is lovely. The structure was originally to be Hadrian's tomb, but was used for several other purposes throughout history. Interesting to see; be aware of some steep, uneven ramps, and narrow passageways.
  • Photo of Jasmine H
    6 months ago
    The castle it's self is outstanding & very well thought out. The views when you get to the top are stunning & you can see for miles & miles. They have a little bar & toilets on two floors. Only 13 euros to go in & it's well worth it. Had a lovely afternoon here finding out about the history . Would 100% visit again
  • Photo of jarrodbrownn
    6 months ago
    We visited the castle after a long day at the Vatican. There is not a huge amount to see inside however the views from the top are breathtaking. I would highly highly recommend going late in the day to watch the sunset, and it was pretty much empty so no pushing to see what's there! I've attached a photo to give you an idea of the views!
  • Photo of waynen95
    6 months ago
    Iconic Views from the outside but even more iconic history in the museum inside. The bridge of Angels is awe inspiring to walk on.
  • Photo of MLodge999
    6 months ago
    This is well worth the visit. Brilliant views of the city and amazing paintings / architecture. You will need at least a couple of hours here.
  • Photo of willowtraveller6
    6 months ago
    We have been to Rome before but somehow this wonderful Castel escaped our attention. There is much to see once inside and some beautiful ceilings and the views over the Tiber and of the Bridge of Angels are fantastic. Plenty to explore once inside and if you are lucky there will be some very talented street musicians outside where you can while away some time lost in thought with an ice cream. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
  • Photo of Mermaidmelissa
    6 months ago
    I love all castles but I really enjoyed exploring around the castle here in Rome, there is a lot of information and some spectacular views
  • Photo of JDLimbo
    6 months ago
    I'm embarrassed to admit that I discovered the Castel Sant'Angelo on my way to the Vatican. The structure is amazing and worth a visit. The area is great for people watching, visiting street vendors, and it offers a beautiful view of the Tiber River.
  • Photo of Wayne W
    6 months ago
    On the outside this does not look so big to me. After you get in you will find many levels to get to and you will have plenty of pictures to take so bring batteries. There is always something going on on the walls, floors and ceiling so try to look all around as you seek out the next wonder. There are two or three rooms that are on one end that require no flash photography and some one is there to remind you. There are restrooms​ upstairs and near the front and a restaurant upstairs. Look through each door to see old cannons and other cool offensive weaponry. We missed these on the first visit but this visit we found these hidden gems. In the curved tunnel going down you can see the guides in the stone where a door once fell into place. There is also easy evidence of an elevator that was used to lift cannon balls and powder to the top of the castle. Really cool place.

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