Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
The Museum is divided into four sections, the history of Castel Sant'Angelo is illustrated by vintage prints, scenic views and interesting reconstructions ideals of the monument, as suggested by the imagination of artists and architects of the Renaissance, from its construction until the nineteenth century, in a path that highlights the intense and ongoing.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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  • Elissa
    Los Angeles, California595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Huge Museum
    Castel Sant'Angelo has been many things over the years, and it shows in its exhibits. You could easily spend an entire day just exploring Castel Sant'Angelo because there are so many nooks and crannies to explore, with so many information plaques. The nice thing about Castel Sant'Angelo is that, even when Rome is packed with tourists, it doesn't feel that crowded due to its scale. There is a lovely rooftop restaurant, too, though it gets very crowded.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Braco
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly reccomend
    This castle is absolutely amazing and definitely worth a visit. What's great is that it's not crowded, so you can really take your time to explore. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular, and to top it off, there's an incredibly charming café nearby. Don't miss it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • andyh67186334
    Coalville, United Kingdom9,691 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully Preserved Castle
    Although it is my third visit to Rome, it was my first visit to the Castle and I wasn't disappointed. We booked skip the line tickets for when the castle opened to avoid the annoying tour groups. We arrived an hour and 15 minutes before the castle opened as the area is devoid of people and is very calm and relaxing. The castle itself is a magnificent building with inside and outside., There are some wonderfully decorated rooms which I wasn't expecting, plus panoramic views of the city from the rooftop. Well worth the visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Akshaya S
    Noida, India520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    We were staying nearby in Prati and that's why this was a good choice to visit early in the day. It was empty and we purchased ticket on the site - very convenient. The castle has quite a history - being used for various purposes across the centuries. And it has amazing views from the top. If you have time in Rome, this is a good place to spend that.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 July 2023
  • Myra M
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of the Angel bridge, castle, and St. Peters to your left
    The bridge with angel sculptures is quite impressive, and when you cross it the castle is straight ahead. The castle has a rotating schedule of art exhibits, which you must pay for online before showing up. The exhibit was on Twiggy and the Mod era when we were there. Didn't have tickets, but I lived through the era & still own magazines featuring Twiggy in my attic. After crossing the bridge turn to the left & St. Peter's basilica is right before you, only a block away. The traffic is thick at this intersection, but I was able to zoom in and get the basilica to fill the frame for a few nice shots. Afterwards we easily caught the double-decker bus again to the next stop.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Patrick H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Views of the City!
    Absolutely stunning. The best views of Rome so if you want to get the perfect picture, make sure you visit this place! Various rooms had superb artwork and the views of the city just keep on getting better and better.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Kerry
    London, United Kingdom75 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best views in Rome!
    Castles can be boring but this one was great! It is more like a small city within the walls with lots to explore. The exhibits are good but the views are spectacular! There is even a little cafe/bar at the top. Definitely worth a visit as it is not as busy as other tourist spots but don’t forget your hat or umbrella.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Emma S
    Basildon, United Kingdom189 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive from the outside and at night
    We only saw this from the outside but it was very impressive. Great opportunity for some photos with the river just alongside and they light it up beautifully at night. We also visited the small market stalls that were nearby. We visited it on a Friday. Time it with a visit to the Vatican!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Jim W.
    Atlanta, Georgia1,299 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a stop for the views from the top
    We walked here as there was no convenient metro stop close by. There may be a city bus route...? Afterwards we had access to a hop on / hop off bus that had a stop just across the Tiber. We arrived here around 4 p.m. as this was a covered stop on our city pass. A bit earlier, a company rep at the Pantheon had called ahead to put us on the list for this site (it hadn't seemed like it required an advance reservation, but it might be worth checking on). We crossed the bridge over the Tiber that leads directly to Castel Sant'Angelo. The statuary on the bridge is worth checking out, and the view of the castle is great for photos as you approach. We made it to the entrance, but didn't initially see a company rep with an orange umbrella, as expected. However, we turned around and found her off to the side next to the river. We then had to negotiate the ticket-generation process. She apparently wanted to use a couple of messaging apps that none of us had. In the end, she just kept the tickets on her on phone and escorted us in so that she could show / explain to the staff that we should be admitted. It seems like there could be a better way than this, but it worked... The main draw here turned out to be the views from the top. The architecture is interesting - this began as Hadrian's tomb and originally multiple emperors' ashes were stored here. Then it evolved into a papal fortress and treasury. Most of the artifacts have been removed, so what you are left with is a formidable building without much inside. Don't expect galleries of statues, artwork, etc. There are a few exhibits here and there along your ascent. The only elevator was for staff only. You first walk most of the way around the circular base and then begin your ascent. You climb a long ramp, which leads to another ramp that traverses the center of the building. You eventually exit out onto a series of terraces and continue climbing stairs. At one point there is a small restaurant / bar with some nice views, but we were not yet hungry. You eventually come out onto a rectangular space close to the top of the castle. From here you have nice views of the city in 3 directions (the 4th is blocked by some remaining structure of the castle). We were fortunate enough to visit a bit before sunset, so the views were enhanced by the late afternoon lighting. It got a bit crowded here, but with a bit of patience it wasn't hard to get to whatever area of the perimeter you wanted for photos. This is definitely worth a stop, as long as you know what to expect at the outset. It is close to the Vatican, so you may want to combine visiting both on the same day (we did not).
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 November 2023
  • Laura K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if you're in Rome
    Definitely worth a visit. Beautiful outside and well worth the ticket price to go inside. A beautiful castle with loads to see, and incredible views of Rome from the roof. Great value.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 February 2024
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Nilfheilm
Europe294 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Looks so much better from the outside than inside. Impressive building with an interesting history, pity it didn't remain as Hadrian's tomb
Written 9 June 2024
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Whissely
Sao Paulo, SP394 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Castel is impressive from the outside yet remarkably boring on the inside and its not cheap to go in when compared to what it offers as a museum. It does have an excellent view of the city from on top. There is also an ovepriced restaurant with a great view. The museum exhibition is very feeble.
Written 7 June 2024
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Tsc1976
Leeds, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Well worth the entry fee to escape the crowds, get into the shade away from blazing sun and see some absolutely stunning views of Rome from the both the rooftops and from the cafe. Cafe was reasonably priced given the views it offered of St Peter’s basilica. Interesting castle. We didn’t know you could pay £5 extra per adult to go on a “secret castle tour”. Had we known we would have done that as you got to see much more of the castle than the general admission got you. I was looking for the popes marble bathroom for ages but couldn’t find it. Looking back on tripadvisor I see that you can only see that and a few other interesting things if you pay for the secret tour (max 15 persons). This is a great place for stunning elevated views of the city, a refreshment with a view and shade! Glad we visited. Our group were ages 10-72. Useful note: there are very clean toilets next to cafe.
Written 29 May 2024
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,790 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It is a walking distance from the vatican. We booked our ticket at the office. It is a beautiful castle that was built in the 2nd century and holds some artifacts and statues.
They have a coffee shop at the top where you can recharge and the view is stunning overlooking rome.
Written 25 May 2024
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Squidy Travels
Sydney, Australia281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I feel like this Museum is a little bit of a let down. There wasn't a great deal inside and not a lot of information available or signage.
It's an interesting building and the rooftop has an excellent view of Rome, but ultimately there are lots of other things to do in Rome and I wouldn't go out of my way for this one. If you have the time, check it out, but probably not at the expense of something else.
Written 8 May 2024
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Francesco C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Beautiful castle a few meters from St. Peter's Basilica. Built over the tomb of Emperor adriano.
Perfect example of stratification over the centuries
Written 7 May 2024
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Oana
Bucharest, Romania36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The place is an amazing piece of history, which brings together ancient times, medieval features and contemporary culture and art. You can see a big piece of Rome's evolution just by visiting this amazing place.
Written 3 May 2024
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ericwien
Vienna, Austria17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
For me this is one of the most attractive sites in Rom. During opening hours you can stay as long as you want and take your time to explore this magnificent place. At the top you have a good view of the city.
Written 30 April 2024
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eja117
New England709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Would definitely do again. Went right after seeing the Pope on Sunday without any advanced tickets and it was only about a 10 to 15 minute wait in mid April. Fun as heck to see Hadrian's tomb. A tad tiring because it's all up hill. Easy to get a little lost. Very good views up high. There's a cafe up there, but lunch time did not lend itself to us getting seats, and certainly not near a window. An interesting site in that it clearly includes more than one historical period.
Written 29 April 2024
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Tim R
Hope Mills, NC452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was our first visit to the castle while visiting Rome. We didn’t buy a ticket ahead of time, so we stood in the line. Luckily, it only took about 15 minutes to get in. The walk through of the castle was really interesting. I liked the signs in English that explained the various parts of the history. Probably our favorite part were the views from the viewing areas. We took some incredible pictures of the Vatican and the rest of Rome. I highly recommend you take some time to visit the castle and learn its rich history.
Written 17 April 2024
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