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Castel Sant’Angelo – Hadrian’s Mausoleum

From the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum to a medieval military fortress. From a Papal residence to a Renaissance era Prison. Hadrian’s mausoleum, now known at Castel Sant’Angelo, is today one of the most important historical sites in Rome and a museum. Take a guided tour of Hadrian’s burial place and see the Pope’s apartments, or explore the mausoleum-come-castle at your own pace. 

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Rome, Italy. View of famous Castel Sant' Angelo.
Looking along the Ponte Sant'Angelo, over the TIber River, towards the Castel Sant'Angelo.

Visiting Castel Sant'Angelo

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday: throughout the year from 09h00 – 19h30, last admission at 18h30
1 September to 31 December 2021: daily from 09h00 – 18h00
Closed: Monday, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Ticket Prices

Adult: €12
Child (18 – 25): €2
Under 18: free


Buying Tickets for Castel Sant'Angelo - Your Options


Avoid long queues at one of Rome’s most popular attractions with a fast track ticket on a day of your choice, subject to availability. 

Guided Tour

Ski-the-line with this two-hour guided tour in English – with headsets. There is a choice of three start times through the day. 

Passes & More Options

Combine your visit to Castel Sant’Angelo with other popular attractions in Rome, including the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. 

Papal Apartments and the Passetto

The passetto from Castle Sant'Angelo to St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
The passetto running from Castel Sant’Angelo to the Vatican alongside the Via dei Corridori.
A view of St Peter's square from the dome of St Peter's Church.
The passetto to the left of Saint Peter’s Square leading to Castel Sant’Angelo in the distance.

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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