Sant'Angelo Castle Ticket

starting from 11.50 plus the service charge of 5.50* Castel Sant'Angelo Panoramic View
Category: Museum Tickets
Location: Rome, Italy
Rating: 4.5 / 5
     (based on 5864 reviews)

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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 and free tickets

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • European Community citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Teachers from EU public institutes (Città del Vaticano, Montecarlo, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Repubblica di San Marino, Lichtestein included) with proof of tenure.

Free Ticket:

  • Citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Service fees and eventual temporary exhibition fees are always due.

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.

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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27 May 2016
Beautiful museum and castle. The walk towards it is marvellous, walking along the Victor Manuel Bridge and seeing poeple singing and taking pics. Wonderful!
26 May 2016
I started looking for this place looking from the type of it's photo in one of the maps starting from piazza nuvona , after a long walk reached st angello, crossed beautiful bridge to cross over the river, paid entrance fees , line was 10 minute wait, started decent into the dungeon, and then through spiral path climb reached mid...
26 May 2016
Good busy place with loads of street shops with souvenirs... the place is quite a sight in the evenings with theVatican right opposite to the castle.. on the looong loong road!!
26 May 2016
this place just goes up and up and up but the view from the top is fantastic. although the view from the Victory monument is probably better it doesnt have the sense of history you get at Sant'Angelo.
26 May 2016
After spending the day at the extremely busy colosseum and forum yesterday, the castle was a real treat. Not nearly as busy with so many different things to see both inside and on the perimeter of the castle. Entrance cost 10 euros and it was well worth the entry fee!
26 May 2016
My husband and I visited on a recent trip to Rome. I got the idea from a Post Office pocket map of Rome and then read TripAdvisor reviews, having been completely unaware of the Castle previously. I don't know if many people are aware of it. Admission is 10 euros per person or free with a Roma Pass. There is...
26 May 2016
A must see if you are in the area of the Vatican. This is worth the 90 minutes it takes to go through.
25 May 2016
A very stunning building rich in history. I went on a Monday morning at 10am so it was quiet. Unfortunately the museum is closed on Monday which was not signposted very well but still well worth a visit
25 May 2016
Wonderful views of Rome, the Tiber and especially St. Peter's Basilica from the ramparts and from the very top. No clear sightseeing route marked inside the castle - just wander up, down, around.
22 May 2016
We arrived early and there were no queues at all, by the time we left the queues were significant. The site was originally the tomb of Hadrian, but was built over to form the current castle. The views from the terrace/cafe area on the roof are fantastic.
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