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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  • Interesting building, but surprisingly no audio tour - just read the wall signs said the lady at the entrance. I am sure it would have been more interesting if more information were available. The... 
    Interesting building, but surprisingly no audio tour - just read the wall signs said the lady at the entrance. I am sure it would have been more interesting if more information were available. The...  more »
  • This is very accessible to walk to after visiting the Vatican City. There was a small line to enter we maybe waited 5 minutes. It is amazing to see and well worth it. something you can do with a... 
    This is very accessible to walk to after visiting the Vatican City. There was a small line to enter we maybe waited 5 minutes. It is amazing to see and well worth it. something you can do with a...  more »
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  • Great old castle, nice placement near the Tiber river. The view is gorgeous, especially at sunset since the Basilica of St. Peter can be seen in the background. Also, the pedestrian bridge over the river is a romantic place with people that play slow songs on the guitar. We did not enter because the castle was closed, but it was pretty crowded so I suppose you should get tickets in advance if you want to visit the inside.
  • Rome has a lot to offer but if I were to rank the tourist attractions I would rate this one a much lower. It looks good from the outside and on the bridge that was probably the best part. The inside isn’t bad but I wasn’t too impressed. It’s basically just a good looking castle and that’s about it. If you have a lot of time on your hands go and visit, otherwise take a picture from the bridge and move on.

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