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Come and explore the impressive Castel Sant'Angelo!
The Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) is the only building that has followed the development of the city of Rome for about 2000 years. Other Roman monuments have had a different destiny.
During the centuries the Castel Sant’Angelo was subject to several transformation both from the architectural/structural point of view and the target of use: it was built in 123 AD as the tomb of the emperor Hadrian and its family; in the 403 it became a fortified military outpost; at the beginning of the 11th century it has taken the role of State prison; then in the 14th century, after different changes of properties between the noble roman families, the Castel Sant’Angelo has tied its fate to that of the popes. In the 19th century it took again the role of prison up to 1906 when it finally has became a museum.
from 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
Closed on Monday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Lungotevere Castello, 50 - Rome.