Castel Sant’Angelo Rome

National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo Rome

The National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo, also known as the Musoleum of Hadrian, is an iconic fortress located on the banks of the Tiber River in Rome, connected to the Vatican via the Passetto di Borgo.

Built between 123 and 135 AD, it has undergone many transformations over the centuries, also serving as a prison of the Papal States. Currently owned by the Italian State and managed by the Direzione Musei statali di Roma, it continues to attract millions of visitors every year.

Castel Sant’Angelo visiting timetables

Daily, Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last admission 6 p.m.).

Visitors will be asked to leave the exhibition rooms 30 minutes before closing time.

Where Castel Sant’Angelo is located

Lungotevere Castello 1, 00193 Rome RM.

On the right bank of the Tiber opposite the pons Aelius, a short distance from the Vatican

The National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo:
Exhibitions and Upcoming Events

See the calendar of events and exhibitions at Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome.

JUBILEE 2025. THE PATHS OF FAITH. Testimonies of art and thought

A project traces the evolution through the centuries of themes and figures of sacred art, evidence of the complex relationship over time of the community with the religious sense, within a place – Castel Sant’Angelo – whose history is intimately intertwined with that of the Church.

23 January to 30 June 2024

Visit Castel San’Angelo in Rome

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The best way to get to know Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo in depth is by discovering its history.

Discover the history, secrets, legends and curiosities of Hadrian’s Mausoleum in Rome.

What to see in Castel Sant’Angelo

At Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo, you can explore the ancient rooms of Emperor Hadrian, admire Renaissance frescoes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Eternal City from its panoramic terrace.

Cross the Sant’Angelo Bridge, admiring Bernini’s Statues of Angels, to enter the castle. Explore the dungeons of the castle, including the Papal dungeon Papale, and walk along the Passetto di Borgo that connects the castle to the Vatican.

Buy a ticket for Castel Sant’Angelo

Visit the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, one of the most famous and visited attractions in Italy.
To access the castle, it is strongly recommended to book your ticket online.

Skip the Line Tickets for Castel Sant’Angelo Rome

Buy online. Choose your preferred time. Visit the Castel San’Angelo in Rome, the prisons and much more.

You can cancel free of charge up to the day before the visit.