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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  • It is amazing castle, with a great restaurant on the top with a breathtaking view. Relax after the climbing and not so bad stairs, enjoy a cold beer perhaps while you admire the view as far as you can...  more »
  • Located on the right bank of the River Tiber, and in the vicinity of the Vatican, is the castle of S. Angelo It is said that formerly was mausoleum Dop Emperor Adriano, is currently works as museum on five distinct floors connected by a spiral ramp. Here you can find some works of art, military collections and reliefs linked to the church. However the most interesting part ends up sitting on the terrace, where you get a fantastic view of the city. At the top there is a statue of the Archangel S. Miguel, it is said that it has an overterranea connection to the Vatican that can be used as an alternate exit in case of any threat in the Vatican.
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  • Although I did not visit inside of it, its amazing view especially at night was really attractive.
  • A beautiful museum in the heart of the city with a beautiful scenery over the water canal. Tickets are required to enter this place.
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