Castel Sant'Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo

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  • JavierCR 🇪🇸

    Located on the right bank of the Tiber, a few steps from the Vatican to which it is connected by the Passetto de Borgo, Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as Mole Adriana and Mausoleum of Hadrian, is one of the most famous and visited monuments in Rome. From the top of its terraces or from the large openings along the exterior walkways, you can also enjoy one of the most evocative views of the city, especially at sunset.The history of Castel Sant'Angelo begins in 135 AD, at the request of the Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) that a funerary mausoleum be built for him and his family, commissioning it to the architect Demetriano. In the emperor's thoughts there was a monumental tomb in the style of the Mausoleum of Augustus, but much larger in size.
    Completed in 139, a year after the death of Emperor Hadrian, under the command of Antonino Pio, the mausoleum was accessible from Campo Marzio by crossing the Elio Bridge, the current Sant'Angelo Bridge.

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    • November 27, 2021

  • pfälzer

    Definitely pay a visit, preferably in the late afternoon

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    • March 15, 2016

  • Andrea

    Castel Sant'Angelo (also known as Mole Adrianorum or "Castellum Crescentii"), is a castel located on the right side of Tevere river in front of ponte Sant'Angelo connected to the Vatican through a long wall called "passetto" that was used to transfer the pope in case of attack and emergency in the previous centuries. Inside also a museum. At the very top the Archangel Michele that is putting is sword in his case because the epidemic of 590 was over.

    • January 19, 2017

  • Timber

    The Castel Sant'Angelo or Mausoleo di Adriano in Rome was originally built as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) and his successors and later rebuilt by various popes to the castle. From 1901 the building was no longer used as a castle. Since February 13, 1906, the Castel Sant'Angelo is a museum.

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    • August 12, 2019

  • Frank the Pirat

    Very nice highlight on a tour of Rome.

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Veronika 2020

    In my view, the museum is not very much, but the building should be seen. Very impressive mixture of papal palace and defense system. You can also buy ticks online beforehand

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    • July 13, 2020

  • Geraldo Semifredi

    Interesting is the walk from St. Peter's Basilica to Castel Sant'Angelo, via which one could escape in an emergency.

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    • June 4, 2021

  • Trebor

    Well worth seeing, history layer by layer

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    • October 9, 2020

  • JakobusPilger

    The Castel Sant'Angelo has had an eventful history over the many centuries of its existence: from a mausoleum to a papal fortress and refuge (I'll mention the notorious Sacco di Roma as a keyword here) to a tourist destination.

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    • April 27, 2022

  • Andrea

    Castel Sant'Angelo in Italian

    • January 27, 2017

  • Andrea Br1

    a wonderful place in the heart of rome

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    • August 30, 2021

  • Wanderkaiser

    Everything for the point collection!

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    • March 16, 2019

  • AeroPetr ✈🌍

    If the pope didn't feel safe in his residence, he would hide in the fortress...

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    • February 15, 2022

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