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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. Plan your Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rome using our Rome vacation planner.
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  • It is an impressive monument with lots of history. Unfortunately it does not offer an audio guide or too many signs. I would recommend reading up on the monument prior to visiting. The rooftop offers ...  more »
  • After long queues for the Vatican museum and St Peter's Basilica in 30c heat it was nice to walk straight into here. Entrance fee was 10 Euros and I was fascinated by the history of the Castel. Origin...  more »
  • Lovely building, not crowded, no touts to ruin everything. Entry reasonable, building in lovely condition. Nasty niff occasionally from none to clean river next door  more »
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  • Stunning rooms, stunning view and museum. A bit pricy, but well worth the money.
  • Beautiful in night time.
  • Ok museum, small and crowded, nice views from the top.
  • "The pinwheel of 30 June" (2015) a fantastic event that was held on the day of St Peter and St Paul, patrons of Rome, with fireworks of immeasurable beauty with a backdrop of Castel Sant'Angelo and the first floor of the Tiber River lit by the glare of the lights. A must for a unique experience!
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  • Very nice.
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