Castel Sant’Angelo

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General Information

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, also more commonly known as Castel Sant’Angelo is an ancient mausoleum and castle situated in Rome, Italy. It was built between 123AD-139AD as a mausoleum commissioned by Roman Emperor Hadrian for himself and his family. The building later became a fortress and a castle that was used by popes, it is now a museum. It was originally a cylinder shape building with gardens but fell into ruin but was revived by the popes who improved it structurally and developed its fortification. The castle still holds the remains of Roman Emperors placed in the mausoleum.  

Getting there

You can get to the castle by bus, there is a bus stop just outside which is served by the 49, 492 and 990 buses. The closest underground station is at ‘Ottaviano’ which is a short walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is open to visitors six days of the week, Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm. Entry fee to the castle is set at 10.50 euros for adults and 7 euros for concessions with guided tours set at 38 euros.

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