Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum Ticket in Rome

Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum Ticket in Rome
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$26.68
Duration: 3 hours
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Visit Castel Sant'Angelo – archaeological site and museum, with a past as fortress, prison, and papal residence – site of episodes of great artistic and historical importance. The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo is home to numerous collections, which are largely accessible to the general public, including furniture, furnishings, and precious sculpture and paintings.

Built around 123 A.D. as a tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant'Angelo has had an atypical destiny. While all the other Roman monuments were swept away, reduced to ruins, or used as “quarries” to be recycled into new, modern buildings, Castel Sant'Angelo – through an uninterrupted series of developments and transformations that seem to slip into each other with seamlessly continuity – accompanies almost two thousand years of the fate and history of Rome.
Its proximity to Saint Peter's Basilica, plus its strategic position at the north entrance of the city and its closed and imposing body, made Castel Sant'Angelo center of political interests

Visit Castel Sant'Angelo – archaeological site and museum, with a past as fortress, prison, and papal residence – site of episodes of great artistic and historical importance. The National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo is home to numerous collections, which are largely accessible to the general public, including furniture, furnishings, and precious sculpture and paintings.