Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

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Experience more than 20 centuries of Roman history at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Constructed as a mausoleum in the second century, the castle over the years has served as a military fortress, political safe haven, and prison. Now, it is home to a national museum. Take a tour of one of the papal apartments adorned with antique frescoes and original decor. Walk through the hidden passageway to St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. On the right bank of the Tiber river in the heart of Rome, the castle's roof terrace provides views of the city. Take a look at our Rome trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great place to visit with spectacular views all around Rome. Interesting artefacts and some Papal history to see. Some of the rooms are stunning. There are a lot of stairs so people with mobility...  more »
  • I think this is a must visit, especially now that Rome is so quiet. The castle has a wonderful approach and is interesting on the inside and outside with amazing views of Rome.  more »
  • Visited here on the way back to our hotel after a visit to the Vatican City. Most of the rooms are empty but there is some nice art work on the walls and ceilings. There is a great view of the city...  more »
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  • Although I did not visit inside of it, its amazing view especially at night was really attractive.
  • A beautiful museum in the heart of the city with a beautiful scenery over the water canal. Tickets are required to enter this place.
  • Great views of Rome but there are many steps to climb to get there - but it's worth it.
  • An amazing building, must have seen
  • The museum is really nice, but the view from the top is simply spectacular! A bit pricey, though...15 euros

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