Sant'Angelo Castle Ticket

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Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Rome, Italy
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Visit the National Museum of Sant'Angelo Castle without queuing up!

With 3 simple steps you can buy tickets and visit the Sant'Angelo Castle without standing in line.

With a few clicks you can see all its heterogeneous art collections.

Do not waste time during your holidays by standing in line. Buy tickets online through our safe and easy system and you will have immediate access to the masterpieces of Rome.

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IMPORTANT: If the time requested is not available, the museum will confirm a timetable different from the one you requested, but as close as possible to the one you requested.

What makes this Tour Unique?

  • See the the precious rooms full of fascinating collections of paintings and artifacts, pottery and sculptural decorations
  • The numerous temporary exhibitions
  • Skip the line and don't waste you time

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

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Audioguides

Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.

Guided Tours

Sundays anc public holiday guided tours are available in Italian, English, French and German.
Groups up to 25/30 people, reservations required.

Library

Open for consultation by appointment: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 to 12:00.

Cafeteria

The museum has a cafeteria for visitors.

Disabled Visitors

The museum has an elevator for disables but access to outdoor space is partly limited for visitors with disabilities.

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The National Museum of Castle Sant'Angelo is located in 50 Lungotevere Castello, in Rome.

Metro Line A: Lepanto or Ottaviano - San Pietro stop
Bus:
lines 62, 23, 271, 982, 280 (Piazza Pia stop)
line 40 (Piazza Pia terminus)
line 34 (Porta Castello stop)
lines 49, 87, 926, 990 (Piazza Cavour terminus - Via Crescenzio stop)
lines 64, 46 (Santo Spirito stop)

Museum

The National Museum of Sant'Angelo Castle is an archaeological site, but also Mausoleum, fortress and prison, as well as the papal residence whose history includes all the eternal city vicissitudes.
The current structure of the castle, its underground, balconies, stairs and patios, suggest the changes that have taken turns in the complicated and glorious history of the ancient Urbe.

History

The castle was built around 123 A.D. as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian, but it had a different fate from other Roman monuments. Is was not destroyed and reduced to a recycled material hollow for new buildings, but accompanies the history of Rome for nearly 2000 years.
From funerary monument it was transformed first into a fortified outpost of the walls to protect the city. Subsequently disputed by many noble Roman families, from around 1300 its fate has been linked to that of the popes and turned over the years by splendid Renaissance residence that also housed Michelangelo, in cash, court and even prison.
In 1870 it joined the Italian state property as a military prison and barracks until 1925 when it was established as a museum thanks to the many historical finds that occurred during construction work on the Tiber.

Collections

In the precious rooms of the museum you can experience the Roman history of the last two millennia.
The first discoveries adjacent to the castle in the early 1900s were weapons, coins and pottery. Today, however, Sant'Angelo Castle hosts heterogeneous collections of different nature, age and origin, through private donations but also to the numerous excavations and restoration.
It deals with fine ceramics from early Christian era to the Renaissance, fragments of monumental sculptural decoration of the Roman imperial tomb, an extensive collection of ancient weapons, and paintings from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century by Luca Signorelli, the Shop of Zavattari in Milan, Lorenzo Lotto and Carlo Crivelli.

Masterpieces

Inside the gallery you can admire masterpieces such as:

  • Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints by Luca Signorelli.
  • St. Jerome in meditation by Lorenzo Lotto.
  • Blessing Christ and St. Onofrio by Carlo Crivelli.
  • St. Michael the Archangel carved by Michael Bracci.
  • Polyptych of Zavattari shop.

 

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