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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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  • beautiful view on the terrace, interesting story, and the staircase that traverses the moat to the terrace Castle is a wonder to discover!
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  • Already from the bridge that us takes, the more cute of all them bridges, with the via crusis, those sculptures with every detail and the expression on their faces! impressive! Take a coffee on the terrace looking at the Vatican is a pleasure, say that of night is much more cute!
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  • We went Sunday. Not pay entrance. Is a castle huge. Climb up to the last terrace. The views from there are incredible.
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  • The oldest castle around town. Looks simple outside but it's complicated inside! It's 5 storey high and alot of rooms inside. Always remember to look up (ceiling) the structure / arts on the ceiling is beautiful. P/S secret pathway to Vatican city!!!!
  • There are many beautiful frescoes and painted ceilings. The architecture is amazing. We enjoyed the view of the city from the top of the castle! It is quite a climb to the top. Audio tours are available.
  • Large self guided walk up the castle on the terraces and inside the villas within. Villas have great frescos and designs to see. At the very top of the castle you get a great view of the city including the Vatican. Note, there is also a restaurant/bar near the top if you're hungry.
  • Nice castle. Beautiful view of Rome from the terrace up top. You can spend a lot of time walking through cool corridors and checking out the castle walls and the inside of the castle. It was free the first Sunday of the month. If you plan on going on the free day, get there early.
  • Very much worth seeing. The whole place is in really amazing condition and you're allowed to visit almost every part of the castle. There's amazing fresco & oil artwork as well as sculptures and museum sections. It's also pretty amazing that there were almost no queues. There's a nice cafe near the top where you can get lunch, drinks or snacks.