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Castel Sant Angelo Skip-the-Line Ticket

One of the best types of Castel Sant Angelo Tickets is the Skip-The-Line ticket, which lets you avoid the long queues at the entry gate and offers you direct access into this stunning museum. In addition to saving time and energy, you can also spend more time admiring the spectacular Roman art, sculptures, architecture as well as the ancient weapons here with these tickets. A typical tour of Castel Sant’Angelo lasts for two hours, where you can also explore all of its five floors, thereby getting a deeper knowledge and understanding of this famous historical monument. You can also head over to the terrace of the building to enjoy panoramic views of Rome and the Tiber River.

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Skip-The-Line with an Audio Guide Ticket

Get a chance to enjoy exploring the museum all by yourself with the Slip-The-Line Castel Sant Angelo Tickets with audio guide. Bypass the long queues at the entry with these tickets, and avail the audio guides in a language of your choice (Italian, English, Spanish, German and French). This self-guided audio tour is a great way to uncover the hidden mysteries and learn about the history of Castel Sant’Angelo, as you just have to download the app on your smartphone. With the audio guide available in handy, you can easily learn everything there is about the Emperor Hadrian’s Mausoleum, while also soaking in vies of the Tiber River and the Vatican City from here

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Angels & Demons Tour Ticket

Step into the shoes of Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown’s famous novel on the Angels & Demons tour as you book these Castel Sant Angelo Tickets. Meet your expert local tour guide, and begin your exploration of the castle while learning about the different stories associated with it. Marvel at the stunning bridge, which extends from the Tiber River to the emperor’s mausoleum. Head down the Path of Illumination and witness the different Altars of Science at the St. Maria del Popolo Church, St. Peter’s Square, St. Maria Della Vittoria Church and Piazza Navona. You can also explore the secret passageway that connects Castel Sant’Angelo with the Vatican during this tour, in addition to seeing Hadrian’s tomb, and sculptures of angels made by Morelli, Raggi and Bernini.

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Castel Sant Angelo Highlights

  • Step back into the history of Rome with a visit to Castel Sant’Angelo, which is a mausoleum, a monument as well as a museum, containing centuries’ worth of mysteries, stories and legends about the city of Rome
  • Explore the stone passageways of this ancient monument, which was built as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, and therefore, have a rather gloomy ambience
  • Learn how the mausoleum was transformed into a magnificent papal palace in the 14th century
  • Admire the wide array of murals, statues, paintings and other forms of art here, all of which date back to the Renaissance era
  • Avail your Castel Sant Angelo Tickets, and get a chance to climb up to the rooftop of this historical structure, from where you can enjoy some of the most unparalleled views of Rome, the Tiber River and other surrounding landscapes
  • Head into the mausoleum to witness the remains of Emperor Hadrian and other monarchs of Rome, including Emperor Caracalla
  • Take a guided tour of the monument and see how the castle changed with time, starting off as a mausoleum, and then getting transformed into a palace, a fortress, as well as a prison, in addition to serving as the setting for Puccini’s Tosca
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What to expect at Castel Sant Angelo

Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the most famous historical landmarks and museums in Rome, in addition to being an archaeological site as well. It is here where you can witness a myriad of different collections of art, sculptures, and other artefacts from many different periods in history. While the museum was originally established as a museum of war, with weapons, uniforms and other things, it was then expanded to house an impressive collection of other artefacts, such as pottery from the 15th to 18th centuries, in addition to many old and modern sculptures as well.

When visiting the museum, you can learn about the rich and vibrant history of the structure. You can also learn a lot about the lifestyle of Emperor Hadrian and his family, along with his succeeding monarchs. Representing the narrative of the Eternal City, Castel Sant’Angelo also boasts of burial monuments, a prison, a magnificent Renaissance palace and a museum, all rolled into one.

History of Castel Sant'Angelo


The iconic Castel Sant’Angelo was built between 123 and 139 AD, as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family. It has a complex history, which includes more than 1,800 years of wars, death and blood. His tomb was erected on the banks of the Tiber, while his ashes were placed here a year after his death. The mausoleum was used in the same way by all of his successors, until the end of the Roman Empire. It is believed that the castle got its name after the Archangel Michael appeared at its top and ending the plague of 590 AD. It is also because of this that you can see the statue of this angel on top of the castle. It was in the 14th century when the castle was turned into a military fortress and was connected to the Vatican through a secret passageway. Ever since, it has been passed through the hands of several Popes, and has also served as their residence, a prison, a court and now, a museum.

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Architecture of Castel Sant'Angelo


The architecture of Castel Sant’Angelo is one of its major attractions, and something to marvel at. To get inside this museum, you can climb up a spiral ramp of 400 metres inside, which leads you to the imperial tomb here. This imperial tomb is a small room, which is said to house the urn containing Emperor Hadrian’s ashes. There are 58 rooms here, most of which are accessible to the public, and are beautifully decorated with stunning works of art, including paintings and sculptures. You can also find appealing artwork from collections of Contini Bonacossi and Mario Menotti throughout the castle.

There are numerous courtyards, frescoed rooms as well as majestic halls inside the castle, along with a narrow stairway leading to the spectacular rooftop here. Furthermore, the castle is also surrounded by tall fortifications, complete with four huge columns or pillars at the corners and a moat, all of which make this historical monument a structural and architectural marvel.

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Know Before You Book Castel Sant Angelo Tickets

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Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Castel Sant’Angelo is during the evenings, after 04:00 p.m., when there is the least number of crowds here. Additionally, the months from September to March are the best to visit Castel Sant’Angelo, since the weather during these months are pleasant and cool.

Location Castel Sant’Angelo is located on the right banks of the Tiber River, around 1.6 kilometres from the Vatican City, in Parco Adriano. The location of Castel Sant’Angelo is Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy.

Opening hours Castel Sant’Angelo is open between 09:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m. on all days of the week.

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Castel Sant Angelo Tickets FAQs

When was Castel Sant’Angelo Rome built?

Castel Sant’Angelo was built between 123 AD and 139 AD, and was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian.

What is the Castel Sant’Angelo Rome famous for?

Castel Sant’Angelo Rome is famous for being the tomb of Emperor Hadrian. Additionally, it is amongst the oldest structures in the city, and has served as a fortress and prison to the Papal residence throughout the years of Roman history.

Which is the duration of the ticket of Castel Sant Angelo?

Castel Sant Angelo Tickets are typically daily tickets, which means that you can visit the mausoleum at any time of the day. The duration of the Castel Sant Angelo Tickets can range anywhere between 1 hour to 5 hours.

On which days is the museum closed?

The museum is never closed, except on the day of Christmas, on January 1st, May 1st and other exceptional closure days (such as events, etc.

Which is the opening time of Castel Sant Angelo?

Castel Sant’Angelo remains open from 09:00 a.m. to 07:30 p.m

Is Castel Sant'Angelo part of Vatican City?

No, Castel Sant’Angelo is not a part of the Vatican City. It lies around 1.6 kilometres from the Vatican City, on the right bank of the Tiber River. However, it is connected to the Vatican by an 800-metre-long fortified corridor.

What is inside Castel Sant’Angelo?

Inside Castel Sant’Angelo, you can find a wide array of artefacts, sculptures and paintings from the renaissance era, in addition to potteries and other artworks from the collections of Mario Menotti and Contini Bonacossi. The interiors of the museum also consist of the Papal rooms, which were used as the pope’s apartments in ancient times, along with beautifully frescoed rooms, courtyards and halls, which offer a glimpse into thousands of years of Roman history.

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