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Castel Sant’Angelo: from mausoleum to fortress castle

Castel Sant’Angelo with bridge over the river tiber in Rome Statue on castle Sant'Angelo View of Castel Sant'Angelo


  • Free and priority entry to the city’s most popular attractions, museums and guided tours with the Rome City Pass – one ticket, everything included! 
  • The entrance ticket for Castel Sant’Angelo is included in your City Pass 
  • If you wish, book your preferred date in advance – you will receive all the information you need with your City Pass 
  • You will receive your admission ticket at one of the pick-up points (you will receive information about this with your Rome City Pass) 
  • Explore the castle that became known as Galileo Galilei’s prison 
  • Discover the museum with its impressive medieval weapons collection 
  • Visit the treasury 
  • Exhibition with furniture, ceramics, weapons and paintings from the Renaissance 
  • Enjoy the fantastic view over Rome from the roof terrace – and admire the bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel 

Castel Sant’Angelo is one of Rome’s landmarks – a museum with an eventful history

What awaits you on site


Once built as an imperial mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his descendants, Castel Sant’Angelo served for a time as part of the city walls, was then used as a fortress by several popes for a very long time and was later converted into a dungeon and refuge. As a refuge, it was located outside the Vatican area, but was connected to the Vatican by a tunnel from 1722. Today, Castel Sant’Angelo is a national museum with six floors and 58 rooms.

How to get there

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Lungotevere Castello 50 00193 Rome 

Good to know

  • Opening hours
    Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm. (last admission 6.30 pm).
  • Closed on Mondays, 25 December, 1 January 
  • Different opening hours:
    On some local public holidays, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon offer free admission. Therefore, no time slots can be reserved for visits on these days. 
  • Reservation is not mandatory but recommended on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 
  • Please note that one ticket entitles you to a 90-minute visit 

The entrance ticket for Castel Sant’Angelo is included in your City Pass


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