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Castel Sant'Angelo

Lungotevere Castello 50, 00186 Rome, Italy
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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    don jordan
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    5 Jun 01, 2014

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Erin K
    3 Oct 22, 2013

    Come here for the view. You can climb to the top of this circular structure and get a fantastic view of the city. It's also fun to wander around the nooks and crannies of this ancient castle - they have done little to "fix it up" (at least it looks that way), which makes it all the more authentic.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 18, 2013

    Castel Sant'Angelo is located right next to the Vatican City. It's a castle and fortress, so when you walk around the dimly lit place, you get the sense what it was like to live in ancient era Rome.

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    AndrewDThorpe
    5 Oct 16, 2013

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. It offers lovely views over Rome, the Tiber and the Vatican, and there is a pleasant cafe on one of the upper levels.

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    Julia P
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    5 Aug 26, 2013

    A serious Roman landmark, the Castel Sant'Angelo is also fun to visit. Peep inside at historical artifacts or see if you can get an invite to one of the events and performances held on the roof.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Elvira Vanag
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    4 Aug 15, 2013

    Of course, we had to visit the Sant’ Angelo Castle after reading Dan Brown’s “Angels and Demons”. A few interesting points about this site:
    - Great views of the Vatican and Rome (worth coming just for that)
    - A walkway built into a wall connects Vatican with the Castle, meant to be used as an escape route or for special communication; you can see it very well from the castle
    - Nice café at the top (and restroom facilities) but pretty expensive – well worth a drink or coffee, so you can relax a bit and enjoy the views.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 10, 2013

    Castel Sant'Angelo is by far the most worthwhile attraction requiring a ticket in Rome. Not only do you get to see an ancient fortress-castle, you get beautiful views of the city and access to an art exhibition at the very top. Last but not least, you get to burn some calories. Those unable to walk well should heed this warning: There are PLENTY of stairs here.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Rodolfo T
    5 Jun 07, 2013

    The prison of the Pope: beautiful, gorgeous, splendid monument.
    You can always see the exhibitions.
    To visit: the passageway. It was the way high off the ground that connected the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo
    Walking distance: 1200 yardes, 15 minutes!
    Public Transportation: 6 minutes.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Alessandro L
    5 May 15, 2013

    The castle and its ancient bridge have maintained over time all the charm and atmosphere that Rome can offer to those who visit, every day of the year.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Joie D
    5 May 08, 2013

    The most beautiful view in Rome, in my opinion, is from the top terrace. My favorite spot in Rome.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Dec 13, 2012

    This Castle was built in the early days of Rome by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for his family. Later it became a chapel and then a refuge for Popes trying to escape foreign forces.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    4 Oct 12, 2012

    It was years ago but I still remember my walk though the stony corridors of the old castle It was a rainy day and the iron canon balls, stacked as though ready for battle, were shiny and wet. There were good views from the top, and just as welcoming as a panorama was the little cafe.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Sep 10, 2012

    The Castel Sant'Angelo is the panic room for the Pope, away from the Holy See. If Vatican City might come under siege, the Pope can retreat to this castle. I doubt he'll have to do that, so now the Castle is a museum.

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    Mel S Wong
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    5 Sep 10, 2012

    The view on top of the Castel at sunset is quite amazing. One of my fondest travel memories is enjoying the sun set over Rome on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo. The colors, the flock of birds returning home, the serenity, and the silent beauty. Exploring around the grounds of the Castel is fun too.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Nicole Dillon
    4 Aug 26, 2012

    Watch Angels & Demons and say, "I've been there!". The locks are from lovers and are dotted on most all bridges in big European cities. It's the new way to carve your names in a tree!

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Rachel Parrott
    5 Jul 20, 2012

    This fortress is awesome! I definitely recommend touring it either on the way to or from the Vatican. The frescoes (exterior walkways) are very nice and show how the elements effect art. Be sure to snap a picture from the bridge.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Andy Cabrera
    5 Jul 06, 2012

    I highly recommend this to anyone looking to learn a little history or just spend the day looking at beautiful architecture. The castle is imposing and the view is spectacular. It should be on everyones list of things to see in Rome

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    emon Cuople
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    roma adalah kota yang penuh dengan sejarah,.,
    anda dapat mengunjungi tempat - tempat yang saya beri tanda tersebut.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Rachael Yerkes
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    This place was cool, do some research before you go, it is just across from the Vatican, and has some cool armor, great views, etc. There is even a statue that looks like Harry Potter's Lord Voldemort, I am convinced this is where they got the inspiration. Just remember to take cash, as they won't accept cards.

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  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    Victoria Paul
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    My favorite monument in Rome! Don't miss it - do a teeny bit of reading on its history first, there have been fascinating adaptations of the fortress over the centuries.. it's connected to the vatican via a secret passage which you can still see (it's how the pope escaped and stayed in the Castle for 6 months during the Sack of Rome in 1527) - cool stuff. Worth paying to go inside & do a guided tour.

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Emperor Hadrian was a builder. Seventeen years after construction began for Hadrian’s Wall, the Roman emperor commissioned the Castel Sant’Angelo to serve as the mausoleum for his family. Like Rome itself, the building would undergo numerous changes, becoming a castle in the 10th century and eventually a regal place of residence 500 years later. The building also served as a Papal prison, with ... read more
notable prisoners like Italian philosopher and scientist Giordano Bruno. The Castel is now a museum, showcasing suits of armor to the public.

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Aliases: Castillo Sant'Angelo