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The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛl sanˈtandʒelo]; English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The structure was once the tallest building in Rome.
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An interesting site, quite worth a visit. Great views of Rome from up top! Reduced price tickets for EU citizens 18-25, take advantage! Unfortunately most of the exterior spaces were closed due to snow at the time of my visit (50% off ticket price was fair). Nonetheless I was still able to enjoy a view of the Tiber from above and tour the Papal apartment. Fascinating from both an art and history viewpoint. Bundle up for a winter visit! The winds are strong and brisk on the upper levels!
Well worth the entry price for the view alone. One of the best places to view the city that I found. The castle is filled with interesting information and many paintings, statues and artifacts and the free audio guide was quite informative and saved a lot of reading. You can enjoy a drink or meal at the cafe overlooking the city including things like the Tiber river and St Peter's. Assassins creed players will be impressed with how accurately the game was rendered and recognise many areas that you experienced in the game. A few of the attached photos are taken from Castel Sant'Angelo to give you an idea of the view.
This castle, built by Emporer Hadrian, is chock full of great historical pieces a d information. The structure itself is quite impressive. There's excellent views of the Roman skyline and cityscape. Also a plus I'd there's plenty of toilet facilities in the castle, as well as a Cafe near the top that serves small bites as well as some coffee and colas. A great experience that isn't too bad on the pocket book!
A very interesting place to visit. It has a lot of things to look at inside it. You have several levels to view surrounding area from. You can go to all the way to the roof with an incredible view. See the Vatican City and the river with its bridges, see the park from the wall and so on. Very nice location with well structured directions inside.
14 euros is worth it. When visiting try to go to this particular place on your own. Then you can take your time and view what you want, not want everyone else wants. The views are amazing. When you get to where the used live, don't forget to look up. Lots to see!!!! Try and go when it is sunny, though and dry.
Surprisingly good! From the outside the castle looked intriguing and although we thought it might be a bit basic inside we felt we would give it a go hoping that the 14 Euro entrance fee would be worth it. It was! Far bigger than expected with the building superbly intact to really get the feel of how it was all those years ago. There’s a nice coffee shop with great views and the terrace on the top gives outstanding views of St Peter’s Basilica and the whole of Rome. Definitely worth a visit on your way to / from Vatican City for a history hit that’s a bit different to the others historical sites in the city.
Excellent place to experience both Antique and Medieval Rome, the former Emperor Adrian Mausoleum is a very interesting place to explore. The itinerary is very well made and takes you from the medieval battlements and dungeons to the hallways of the emperor's tomb. The building was a papal residence so there are some very historically interesting places to see inside. The terrace cafe and the roof terrace are gorgeous places to spend a sunny day or an evening. Children entrance is free of charge. Do not mind with the suggested mobile app, it's hard to get it to work
Great views of the city, including the Vatican. Be prepared to walk up some stairs. Some interesting exhibits, but go for the photo ops. Seriously, it's a great place to get photos of the Tiber, picturesque bridges, and of the city in general. Not too crowded. Even has a bar/restaurant inside.
It was less crowded than the other attractions in Rome we‘ve been to at that time. A looming yet charming fortress with rich history and interesting architecture. It was a mausoleum, a fortress, a residence, and a prison. And now a museum with a nice overview of Rome and the Vatican at the top. It has a cafeteria and seats with a view. Well worth the visit.
This Castle is absolutely exciting! So many things to explore, from inside and outside. Beautiful park around it, many hidden rooms and narrow passages. Great view of St Peter's dome. Great for photos taken from the bridge. You must see the statue of archangel Michael.
Loved this place. I had the Roma pass, but getting there early was the best idea. I was able to grab a lot of great photos without anyone around. The views both inside and outside of the castle were amazing. The best view was from the top. I would definitely say that this was one of my favorite places to go in Rome. It's worth the price getting in even if you don't have a Roma pass.
So interesting and such beautiful artwork. I also enjoyed that it was not overcrowded and included some walking. In fact, it could be difficult for someone who can't walk and climb well. We found it well worth an afternoon. Spectacular views of Rome too!
I think this sight was the one I enjoyed most cause it wasn't so packed like the other ones and you still can see the history of the building. And it's kinda huge to discover all the areas. If I gonna go to Rome again I would definitely visit again.
Castel Sant'Angelo was so much more than I expected. We thought it would be a quick walk through the castle but came to find out it's a multi-layered mausoleum, castle, and papal residence. Be prepared to spend a long time there. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
This was one of my favorite things I saw in Rome! I had the Roma pass so I don’t remember the exact price of tickets but it was reasonable. I went in the morning, around 10am, before my Vatican museum reservation at noon. It was so lovely to be in a place in Rome that wasn’t packed and that you could pretty freely wonder through. There was no line for Roma Pass or regular tickets. Plan for about an hour and a half if you want to stroll through at a good pace, a bit more if you want to stop for a coffee at the top. I had only about an hour there because I didn’t want to be late for my Vatican appointment but I definitely could’ve wondered longer. Even if you’re not interested in the history of the place (once a mausoleum, a fortress, papal apartments and now a national museum!) go just for the incredible view of Rome at the top!
A magnificent structure, which started it's life as a tomb for King Hadrian, and after undergoing many changes in form as well as purpose, eventually ended up as a castle/fort for the pope. It's amazing to walk around and try and imagine all that this place has experienced. You can walk along a suggested route, which takes you to all the parts that are open to public. There are marked stops along the route, points of interests, where one can stop and read the details about that stop. The museum also has a free app which serves as an audio guide; instead of stopping to read, you can listen to the same thing while walking. However, I did feel the ticket prices were a bit expensive for what the place had to offer, and considering there is so much to see in Rome; that is a personal opinion, though. Overall, if you have an extra few hours in your hands, I would definitely recommend this place.
This landmark was a sort of pleasant surprise. My husband and I came in with no idea what to expect. This is a castle/fortress that’s fun to explore and offers a fantastic panoramic view of Rome once you reach the top. When we went it wasn’t very crowded and we visited during peak season (summer). Maybe this is an overlooked landmark. I would recommend a visit for the views alone.
Plenty of information available on the nearby boards. The layout and flow for visitors is smart and easy to follow. We tried using the app but it was too slow for us. For those interested in the app, after connecting to their wifi, open the browser to 10.5.0.1 and accept through there to be taken to the app. Nearby staff are available to help with any queries. Well worth the visit, it was our first Roma Pass free museum, followed by the Colosseum