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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  • We recommend that one gets lots of masks (to ward off bad smell from Tiber river) and view this fort from outside. There are better documentaries o. youTube. That is more informative than going in...  more »
  • I like the castle but I expected more, i must say. The view of Rome from the castle is magnificent and they several wonderful rooms to see. Would i go again? Maybe because if the view but for the...  more »
  • Surely a five star place. Perhaps the most iconic in Rome? To be honest, Rome has so many iconic places that I lost the count... Anyway, near to. Vetican, great bridges.. Simply outstanding...
  • Greater sight from the outside, I hope the pictures make sense of the very nice place this is. The architecture is different from other landmarks as it was intended for a different purpose in the religious history. Prepare to walk a lot. I would recommend the walking tour if possible.

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