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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  • I like the castle but I expected more, i must say. The view of Rome from the castle is magnificent and they several wonderful rooms to see. Would i go again? Maybe because if the view but for the...  more »
  • The castle is located next to the Tiber River, within walking distance of the Vatican and the city center. Very ancient and impressive. Worth a visit. Less suitable for children.  more »

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