Visit the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome Buy tickets for the former mausoleum, the Castel Sant'Angelo, and look forward to skip-the-line access!

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Panoramic tour of Rome incl. transfer from Civitavecchia

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Private city tour of Rome with driver

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Pre-cruise program for the cruise - Explore Rome individually before your departure

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Roma Pass - 48 and 72 hours

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Preferential admission to the Castel Sant'Angelo - skip-the-line ticket

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Preferential admission to the Castel Sant'Angelo - skip-the-line ticket

Get priority admission to the Castel Sant'Angelo and take a journey through time in Rome's past. Enjoy fantastic views.

from 9 $ per person

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Travel tips for visiting the Castel Sant'Angelo

Without guide through the Castel Sant'Angelo

For those who want to enjoy more than just a great view of the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, a guided tour with a guide is more than recommended. There are no free guided tours of the Castel Sant'Angelo directly on site. However, a guided tour can be booked online in advance. Tours with a guide are not for everyone. The Castel Sant'Angelo and the interior National Museum can also be visited without a guide. Just let yourself drift through the approximately fifty halls and be impressed by the history of art.

Is it worthwhile visiting the Castel Sant'Angelo?

The Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome has an incredibly long and complex history. It was initially planned as the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Since then the Castel Sant'Angelo has been used as a burial place for the rulers of Rome, as a prison, as a protective wall and as a last refuge for the Pope. While the castle was used as a prison, the most famous prisoner was Galileo Galilei. Today the castle houses the National Museum, which presents an incredible variety of works of art and historical objects. But also the castle itself, with its countless corridors and winding rooms, is worth a visit. The Castel Sant'Angelo is also one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city. Enjoy not only a great view over the Centro Storico and the Tiber, but also a unique view of St. Peter's Basilica and its dome.

Tickets and opening hours

The same applies to the Castel Sant'Angelo as to the sights of the Vatican: those who want to go to the Castel Sant'Angelo with priority access should buy the tickets in advance. If you want to buy your ticket at the box office first, the long lines can get a little longer. So come very early and preferably during the week. At this time the lines are the smallest. Another alternative to the skip-the-line ticket are the City Passes in Rome. In the Roma Pass as well as in the OMNIA Vatican Card and in the Sightseeing Passes the entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo is included. Children and seniors are happy about free admission.

Opening hours

 


Opening hours Engelsburg

Mon - Sun9:00 - 19:30

Last admission6:30 p.m

 

How much time you need for a visit

The Castel Sant'Angelo can be visited under enormous time pressure in just under an hour. As recommended: Take your time. Those who really want to dive into the history of this unique site and additionally want to admire the many artworks in the interior should plan at least three hours for the viewing. If you are travelling with children, you should keep your visit short. Although it is easy to get kids excited about the castle's fantastic views and stories, a visit to the museum with children should not take longer than two hours.

Where is the Castel Sant'Angelo?

The Castel Sant'Angelo is located at Lungotevere Castello 50 in the centre of Rome, not far from the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica, on the right bank of the Tiber. To get to the castle itself you cross the Angel Bridge, where you will be accompanied by the statues of Peter, Paul and ten other angel statues. Bus 40 or Metro Line A will take you to the Lepanto stop.

The fastest way to the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

If you are on a sightseeing tour of the Vatican Museums and want to make a detour to the Castel Sant'Angelo, you can easily walk to the fortress. The quickest way to reach the castle by public transport is to take the underground line A to the stop Ottaviano or by bus. Buses number 40 or 81 go to the San Pietro stop. There is actually also a secret passage leading from St. Peter's Basilica to the Castel Sant'Angelo and serves as an escape route for the pope in case of emergency. Maybe you'll be able to find that legendary passage. You will certainly not get to Castel Sant'Angelo any faster.

3 places of interest near the Castel Sant'Angelo

The former tomb of Emperor Hadrian was given its present name Castel Sant'Angelo, according to legend at the time of the serious plague epidemic. After Pope Gregory asked in his prayers for the redemption of Rome, Archangel Michael heard his request and personally announced the end of the plague to the Pope. Pope Pius II had a chapel built on the spot where the angel had appeared, which has since become known as the "Castel Sant'Angelo". A statue of the archangel still stands in the castle today. The Castel Sant'Angelo is very close to the Vatican Museums and therefore offers an ideal starting point for visiting some of the highlights of the complex. These three places of interest near the Castel Sant'Angelo, you should visit in any case:

1. Sistine Chapel

It is not for nothing that the Sistine Chapel, Italian: "Cappella Sistina", ranks first among the places of interest in the vicinity of the Castel Sant'Angelo. In the Vatican Museums, discover the famous ceiling fresco by the artist Michelangelo, with the excerpt "The Creation of Adam", often received worldwide. Another highlight is the altarpiece "The Last Judgement", which occupies an area of over 200 square metres and shows around 390 figures, some of which are life-size.

2. Punching of the Raffael

Raphael's Stanzel are four rooms in the Vatican Palace, decorated by the world-famous painter Raphael and originally belonging to Pope Julius II. The frescoes were commissioned as early as 1508, but the impressive works of art were not completed until 1524. Although details of the paintings have been damaged by incorrect restoration, the four rooms are among the most impressive works of art in the entire Vatican.

3. Vatican Gardens

The Vatican Gardens have been used for relaxation and tranquillity since 1279 and have been visited by many popes as a meditative place over the centuries. Today the gardens are open to all those seeking relaxation and enchant with an incredible variety of flowers and other plants from all over the world. Tickets for the Vatican Gardens can be booked online at short notice with priority admission.

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