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Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo tickets and tours

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Things to do in Castel Sant'Angelo

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The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo can be considered a monument, an archaeological site, and a museum all at the same time. Inside are numerous preserved and heterogeneous collections throughout different historical moments. Visiting the museum, you will discover the fascinating history of the building that houses it.

Built around 123 A.D. as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant'Angelo accompanied, for almost two thousand years, the fate and history of the capital. From a burial tomb to a fortified outpost, from a dark prison to a splendid Renaissance residence, from a Risorgimento prison to a museum, Castel Sant'Angelo embodies the story of the Eternal City, where past and present seem inextricably linked.

Founded as a museum of war memorabilia and military, such as weapons and uniforms, in recent decades the exhibition space of Castel Sant'Angelo has been enhanced with an impressive collection of pottery (with examples dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century) and an interesting group of medieval and modern sculptures.

Information about visiting:

  • With the entrance ticket, it is possible to rent audio guides in several languages including: Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, English, German, Chinese and Russian.
  • The museum is open year-round except on December 25, January 1, and May 1.
  • Opening hours are from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm.
  • The last admission is always one hour before the site closes, so at 6:30 pm.
  • Due to the high number of entrances, both in high and low seasons, it is always advisable to make a reservation as to avoid queues at the ticket office.

Accessibility

  • Not all routes are available for people with reduced mobility.

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Lungotevere Castello, 50 Rome

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72-hour Rome Pass
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72-hour Rome Pass

Discover the beauty of Rome in just 72 hours with the Rome Pass card. Take advantage of special reductions and discounts in Italy's stunning capital.

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Castel Sant'Angelo of Rome skip-the-line entrance and guided tour
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Castel Sant'Angelo of Rome skip-the-line entrance and guided tour

Learn about the ancient legend of Archangel Michael, see the magnificent frescoes, Papal apartments, and corridors of the castle. Plus, sculptures of angels and more.

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Castel Sant'Angelo terrace express tour with fast-track access
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Castel Sant'Angelo terrace express tour with fast-track access

Enjoy a tour of Castel Sant'Angelo's magnificent terrace! Admire one of the most beautiful views of the city from the highest accessible point of the castle.

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Official Angels and Demons Rome Illuminati tour
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Official Angels and Demons Rome Illuminati tour

Book your Angels and Demons Rome Illuminati Tour and enjoy a unique, treasure-hunt-like experience to visit Rome's most loved attractions.

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Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket with Audioguide
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Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket with Audioguide

Enjoy a hassle-free visit to Castel Sant' Angelo with a skip-the-line entrance ticket and discover its riveting stories with an audio tour, downloadable on your phone!

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Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-line Entrance Ticket
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Castel Sant'Angelo Skip-the-line Entrance Ticket

Admire the paintings and statues at Castel Sant'Angelo. Start your trip into centuries of history. Visit the terrace for views across Rome, the Bridge of Angels, and the River Tiber.

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Castel Sant'Angelo guided tour with drinks on the terrace
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Castel Sant'Angelo guided tour with drinks on the terrace

See the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, treasury room, angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, and have a drink from the castle's XVI century terrace.

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Castel Sant'Angelo self-guided audio tour
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Castel Sant'Angelo self-guided audio tour

Experience Castel Sant' Angelo at your own pace and discover its riveting stories with an audio tour, downloadable on your phone!

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Angels and Demons: Illuminati Plot exploration game
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Angels and Demons: Illuminati Plot exploration game

Play a city exploration game as the main character in the 'Angels and Demons' movie and novel.

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Castel Sant'Angelo tour with fast-track access
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Castel Sant'Angelo tour with fast-track access

Explore Castel Sant'Angelo and learn more about its intricate history from your expert guide! Then, take in a breathtaking view of the city from the terrace.

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Castel Sant'Angelo secret tour with fast-track access
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Castel Sant'Angelo secret tour with fast-track access

Get the chance to admire areas of Castel Sant'Angelo not accessible to everyone and discover its rich history, its magnificent architecture and paintings.

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Ghosts of Rome exploration game and self-guided tour
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Ghosts of Rome exploration game and self-guided tour

Go on a haunted Rome walking tour where you will follow clues to discover amazing places and local stories.

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Reviews Castel Sant'Angelo

5/5
Hannah, Jan 27, 2015

“My favorite book came to life!!! Be sure to try this official tour”

4/5
Ernesto, Jan 12, 2015

“i recommend this tour... you will discover a lot of things.”

5/5
TANIA LUCIA, Jun 13, 2024

“A guia estava esperando no horário e local combinado...tudo correto”

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Angelica, May 06, 2024

“It wasn't really an escorted entrance as much as it was a guy with the exact flag described in our instructions handing out tickets in the front of the museum. Super smooth experience and we were indeed able to skip the line. No need to arrive at the exact time, and he had a huge stack of tickets.”

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