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Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

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Address: Lungotevere Castello 50, 00193 Rome, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 32810
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Museum is divided into four sections, the history of Castel Sant'Angelo...

The Museum is divided into four sections, the history of Castel Sant'Angelo is illustrated by vintage prints, scenic views and interesting reconstructions ideals of the monument, as suggested by the imagination of artists and architects of the Renaissance, from its construction until the nineteenth century, in a path that highlights the intense and ongoing.

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Don't miss out on this excellent site!

I had planned on visiting this site, but never dreamed it was such a spectacular building. Full of history, one is at leisure to explore the whole building. A lovely surprise... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had planned on visiting this site, but never dreamed it was such a spectacular building. Full of history, one is at leisure to explore the whole building. A lovely surprise was the cafe on one of the upper floors with views of the Vatican and the rooftop observatory at the top. Well worth the price of admission!

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Plock, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking distance from the St. Peter's Cathedral. The museum offers a 360 degree amazing view . The only negative was that there are no signs pointing to the right visiting direction and I felt I was walking around chaotically and missing things. It turns out though that the circular constraction allows the visitor to see the entire castle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I actually didn't go inside because I got there late. So make sure you are there on time and buy tickets in advance. Go at night and see how it lights up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here a few times and it was a beautiful site to see. Even if you can't stop here its nice to walk by as you are crossing the bridge just to get a glimpse of it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like old castles, spooky places and ever wonder who woulda lived here you gotta see it. This is one of many old castles you can see in Europe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an amazing old castle which was formerly linked by underground tunnels to the Vatican to allow the Pope to flee there in times of trouble. The views are impressive and there is a lovely cafe where you can sit with a beer and survey Rome. Free entrance with the Roma pass

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First there is the bridge with Bernini's angels. This angels are copies,The originals marbled were too beautiful to be subjected to weather near the river, the Pope decided at that time. The mausoleum became a fortress, it has a long history that can be read inside. Splendid panorama from the terrace in a sunny day...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit on the way to St Peter's and the Vatican. Much less crowded than these two sights too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well located, this is a must do in Roma. Not far from the Vatican. A couple of minute away from the old town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love the view at the top of Castel Sant'Angelo. They even have a little cafe at the top so you can have a beer and watch the sun set over the Vatican. Amazing every time.

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Vatican / Borgo
Frocked priests, colorful Swiss Guards, insistent souvenir shop owners, flag-waving tour guides, and pilgrims from around the world. This is the Vatican and Borgo, Rome's most recognized neighborhood which acts as Vatican City's front yard. Aside from the souvenir boutiques and a few food spots, the only business conducted here is papal. In the daytime, the tiny medieval sector bustles with holy activity, as visitors vie for elbow room, or stand in line for a visit. Once the sun sets, the neighborhood is transformed into a quiet and picturesque hamlet.
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