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Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum (Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo)
Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum (Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo)

Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum (Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo)

Tues - Sun: 9am - 7pm
Lungotevere Castello, 50, Rome, 00186

The Basics

Castel Sant’Angelo is located just outside the walls of Vatican City, and many visitors combine a walking tour of St. Peter’s Basilica with a museum visit and a stroll across the picturesque Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge into central Rome. There can be a wait to enter if you don’t book skip-the-line museum tickets in advance, especially during summer. Castel Sant'Angelo and the Colosseum are two of Rome's most stunning sights to visit after sunset, so consider a Rome night tour to see both the castle and amphitheater beautifully illuminated.

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Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Small Group Tour with Fast Track Entrace
Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Small Group Tour with Fast Track Entrace
$52.82 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Wonderful guide and tour
Our guide (so sorry I forgot her name!) was fantastic - so knowledgeable and entertaining in her explanation of the history of such a location was very much appreciated! Thank you so much for a fantastic way to end our trip to Italy!
David_S, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

star-5
Very good experience
Elie_Z, Jul 2022
Skip the Line:Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket & Express Tour from the Terrace
Cecilia was amazing she made this tour so worth it. She took all the time needed to answer every question we had.
star-5
very nice.The Castel is...
Salvatore_C, Jul 2022
Skip the Line:Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket & Express Tour from the Terrace
very nice.The Castel is amazing ...it's worthy see this attraction. was even lucky to find Alec, our tour guide, he was like a story teller never boring..never stop talking ..and give us lots of knowledge...
star-4
Tour the Castel!
Leila_T, Jul 2022
Castel Sant’Angelo & Mausoleum of Hadrian - Private Tour
We had a little difficulty finding the meeting spot (our fault, not theirs) and we were 10 minutes late. Our guide was very patient and waited for us despite temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees. The tour was very thorough and we were able to see the entire interior of the Castel. Our guide explained the amazing history of the Castel. We were glad we signed up for this tour.
star-5
Amazing views of Rome
Robert_D, Jul 2022
Castel Sant’Angelo Ticket Entrance Skip-the-Line
Great service, quick and easy access Great views of Rome Amazing historical artifacts and art. Very enjoyable and a must see
star-5
Trip around Castel Sant Angelo
Alison_D, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: Castel Sant' Angelo Ticket & Audio Tour on Your Smartphone
No Queue straight in. Had the audio but write ups in the rooms were good too . In the outside spaces no write ups so audio was ideal
star-5
Great excursion
David_C, Jul 2022
Hidden Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo, Appian Way and Catacombs private tour 8 hours
Patrick was very attentive and knowledgeable. He made the trip very enjoyable and took us to several areas that were awesome to see.
star-5
Had a great tour. Guide...
Luis_M, Jul 2022
Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Small Group Tour with Fast Track Entrace
Had a great tour. Guide was excellent storyteller and you could see was passionate about her knowledge of the Castel. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Great paced tour for kids!
Andrew_G, Jul 2022
Mamma Mia! Kid-Friendly Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Pantheon & Piazza Navona
Really fun to see the layers of history in Rome. The private tour was such a great experience with kids and everything at our own pace. Maria was great and kept the kids engaged the entire time even in 100F heat!
star-5
Bella views
John_k, Jul 2022
Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Small Group Tour with Fast Track Entrace
Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Easy tour. However lots of steps. Once you get to the top it has some of the best views in Rome.
star-5
Wonderful view and history
Todd_T, Jun 2022
Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum Ticket in Rome
Ticket was delivered electronically and the visit was great and self guided. The bar at the top was a perfect place to rest and soak up the sights.
star-5
Don’t miss it
Ricardo_C, Jul 2022
Skip the Line:Castel Sant'Angelo Entrance Ticket & Express Tour from the Terrace
Great place to visit. Alec, the guide was skilled and provided tons of useful historical information.
star-5
Awesome
Enio_N, Jun 2022
Skip-the-lines Castel Sant'Angelo and Pope Paul III Apartments Tour
Our tour guide was awesome. He is funny and has great storytelling ability, full of details, definitely, he was the best tour guide we had on our trip.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The five floors inside Castel Sant'Angelo are a maze of rooms and corridors, so wear comfortable shoes.

  • The large terrace, where Puccini's heroine jumped to her death in his opera Tosca, has spectacular views over the Eternal City.

  • Kids enjoy the large collection of historic weapons and armor displayed in the museum.

  • The sumptuous Pope Paul III Papal Apartments are decorated with perfectly preserved Renaissance frescoes, a highlight for art aficionados.

  • There is an elevator to the fifth floor, but most of the museum is not accessible to wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

Castel Sant'Angelo is located along Lungotevere Castello on the banks of the Tiber River, a short walk from St. Peter's Square. The Ottaviano station on Line A of the city’s underground metro system is about a five-minute walk away.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

Like all of Rome's most famous historic sites, Castel Sant'Angelo is most crowded during the middle of the day and in summer. To avoid crowds, visit in winter, shortly after opening, or before closing.

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Sant’Angelo and the Plague

The name Castel Sant'Angelo dates to AD 590, when the archangel Michael is said to have appeared on top of the fortress to mark the end of the plague that had ripped through Rome.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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