Castel Sant'Angelo was originally a family cemetery built by Emperor Hadrian. Later in the sixth century it was rebuilt as a papal castle. It's said that in 590 AD, Pope Gregory saw an angel in the castle skies, then renamed it as Castel Sant'Angelo. Ponte Sant'Angelo is on the river Tiber, at the western side of old Rome. There are several bridges that connect to the Tiber's west bank, one relatively famous one is the Ponte Sant'Angelo that goes to Castel Sant'Angelo. Ponte Sant'Angelo had two statuettes personally sculpted by Bernini, which have been moved inside the church for preservation.
It’s a must see place!
Very beautiful to walk around here, the location on the river is very pretty. The structure is imposing and there are always some expositions inside to visit, it can get very crowded
The St. Angel Bridge across the Tiber River in front of St. Angel's Castle is the most beautiful bridge in Rome. There are twelve statues of angels on the bridge. Each Angel carries the same torture tool as Jesus.
This was my favourite tourist attraction in Rome. Very close to the Vatican with superb views of St. Peter's Basilica.The entrance fee is €7 for EU citizens between 18-25 and €14 for everyone else.There is a free audioguide provided in the form of an app with Bluetooth way points that activate when you walk into the correct room. It works exceptionally well.There is a coffee shop with amazing views of St. Peter's Basilica and a rooftop terrace with a view over the entire city. I really recommend coming in the evening to see the city and monuments lit up.
An amazing castle with lots of history. The guide was downloading an app and listening an audio guide, so make sure to have headphones. Amazing sights of Rome and San Pietro Basilica. There is a Cafe in the middle of the tour and tables are put on places from which you can overlook Rome.
This Castle is one of the best well kept of the History of Rome. It was built as a tumb of Adrian the first , mole adrianorum. In the 403 the imperator Onorio included the monument inside the Aurelian walls of the city and the monument because a castle fro the defense of the city. In the VI centery became a prison. On 1367 the keys of the castly were givven to Pope Urbano V and the fate of the monument was link to the Vatican. Inside the monumet where the cells are still visitable during the night are often given theater performans.
One of Rome's iconic monument. It's not on most tourists sites to visit but it's really a site to see. It's a historic place so try to visit the museum inside if time permits. There is a scheduled guided tour of the passageways inside.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. It offers lovely views over Rome, the Tiber and the Vatican, and there is a pleasant cafe on one of the upper levels.
My favorite monument in Rome! Don't miss it - do a teeny bit of reading on its history first, there have been fascinating adaptations of the fortress over the centuries.. it's connected to the vatican via a secret passage which you can still see (it's how the pope escaped and stayed in the Castle for 6 months during the Sack of Rome in 1527) - cool stuff. Worth paying to go inside & do a guided tour.
Castel Sant'Angelo is by far the most worthwhile attraction requiring a ticket in Rome. Not only do you get to see an ancient fortress-castle, you get beautiful views of the city and access to an art exhibition at the very top. Last but not least, you get to burn some calories. Those unable to walk well should heed this warning: There are PLENTY of stairs here.