Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

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Observation Deck · Art Museum
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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  • Reserved for 16:30 to 18:00, its 17:05 and I'm still waiting in the thunderstorm in front of the bulding along with the 50 other people. It actually says IN 16:30 OUT 18:00 so I'm eager how to see...  more »
  • Buy a ticket on line ahead of time. Actually not much to see inside but the view from top is the best view of Rome. Don't go in thinking you'll see and learn a lot from this museum. If you decide not....  more »
  • Surely a five star place. Perhaps the most iconic in Rome? To be honest, Rome has so many iconic places that I lost the count... Anyway, near to. Vetican, great bridges.. Simply outstanding...
  • Greater sight from the outside, I hope the pictures make sense of the very nice place this is. The architecture is different from other landmarks as it was intended for a different purpose in the religious history. Prepare to walk a lot. I would recommend the walking tour if possible.
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