Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome: Hours, Address, Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
The Museum is divided into four sections, the history of Castel Sant'Angelo is illustrated by vintage prints, scenic views and interesting reconstructions ideals of the monument, as suggested by the imagination of artists and architects of the Renaissance, from its construction until the nineteenth century, in a path that highlights the intense and ongoing.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighbourhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighbourhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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Matthew J
Warrington, UK262 contributions
Jun 2021
Castel Sant'Angelo is a very nice building for definite. It's a lovely bit of history and it's definitely worth seeing.

However, some of the staff here were incredibly rude! As I'm sure you're aware, Italy is a very hot country, especially in the summer months, so I wanted to sit down for a few minutes (as someone who's from the UK, I'm not used to hot heat 24/7), only to be sternly told by a member of staff to get up! Fair enough if I was sitting on an ancient, invaluable artefact but I was only sat on an insignificant slab of concrete! Imagine if I actually had mobility problems - what would they say then?

Also, some of the outside parts of the building are a bit of a nothing, with little except the (nice) views to inspire the tourist.

Overall, it's not a bad attraction to visit but the staff need to learn how to treat visitors properly. Fair enough if I was causing damage to something, but don't speak to me like a child! In my opinion, however, there are superior places to visit in Rome so if you don't get round to seeing Castel Sant'Angelo, don't lose sleep over it.
Written 24 May 2022
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Budgie0658
Lancashire68 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited this Castel in April 2022. It contains many interesting parts which are well worth seeing. The views across Rome from the top are outstanding and not to be missed.
Written 18 May 2022
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Annette
Vejle, Denmark40 contributions
May 2022
Worth a visit for historical reasons and simply for enjoying the view.
Many steps so not for all but if you go up all the way, it pays off. Beautiful view.
Written 15 May 2022
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J. Kuijpers
Breda, The Netherlands12 contributions
May 2022
This place a nice to visit from outside with beautiful views from any angles. Entrance is too expensive for what is offered.
Written 15 May 2022
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leescordis
Colchester, UK74 contributions
May 2022
A great tour showing the history of the castle at different periods in history.

Also worth it for the great views at the top.
Written 14 May 2022
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Nina_Anne66
Boston, MA51 contributions
Apr 2022
We paid for the walking tour and were gifted with a wonderful view of Rome, very crowded out side and lots of people selling cheap things outside on the bridge, I wish that the bridge was not packed with people selling cheap crap, it would have been nice to stop and take photos without being asked to purchase something every 2 feet. In side the Castle, there were musicians playing in rooms, it was nice to stop and relax and listen to classical music.
Written 11 May 2022
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Andythebaggie
Birmingham, UK2,258 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The Castle was originally the mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian, before coming a fortress and being much added too over the ages by the popes. I visited during particularly inclement weather which made the visit very interesting! There’s a lot of walking and steps so I wouldn’t recommend for those who do not get around easily. As you may expect from the original circular part of the fortress there is a large ramp inside where originally Hadrian’s coffin wound around on its journey. Once you get higher up and out there are spectacular views all round the city. You can reach the roof through a very narrow winding final flight of stairs. Fortunately no Tosca throwing herself off!
Written 25 April 2022
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Rosa E
Stockholm, Sweden96 contributions
Apr 2022
After standing in line for a very long time we came in and were pleasantly surprised to find the place not too crowded. Nice cool respite from the sun with some stunning features and good views from the top of the castle. From young children to old we all found something to like.
Written 15 April 2022
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ToujoursLaRoute
Iasi, Romania880 contributions
Mar 2022
Another historic landmark in Rome, from a totally different period. easier to get tickets compared to other places. Worth the visit
Written 31 March 2022
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Robert L
Amherst, MA1,499 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Considerable time and effort going around and up. During the climb, there is not much to see. Certainly the view is quite good. The ramps, inner building and rooms are definitely not worth it.
Written 23 March 2022
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Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo is open:
  • Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:30
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