Commanding a vantage position of the city and in history, the castle offers spectacular views of Rome and The Vatican, especially at sunset.

Know Before You Go

Cross the Angels Bridge and marvel at the beautiful sculptures looking down, cross the river and head to the main castle terrace at the top for some of the best views of Rome and Vatican City.
Visit on a clear day so you can see the views from the top terrace.
Purchase an audio guide and a map, it tells you all of the history in detail.
Children will enjoy the different castle rooms and terraces.

Towering over the River Tiber Castel Sant?Angelo has stood over the city for almost 2000 years. Firstly it was a status symbol of the Imperial power of Rome, and in latter years it was used as a papal fortress. It was originally constructed in 123 AD by Emperor Hadrian as a monumental tomb for himself and his family. The Castle comprises three blocks on top of each other, on the summit is a statue of the Archangel Michael. Due to its commanding position the castle has been fought over for many years, it has a fascinating history waiting to be discovered.


For amazing views of the Tiber and St. Peter's Basilica the Castel Sant?Angelo is a must see. At sunset it is particularly spectacular and atmospheric on the Angel's Bridge especially when the castle is illuminated. It is one of the best places to gain some of the best photographs of the city. Climb to the rooftop terrace to see everything and to view the statue of Hadrian. The history is intriguing it is a place definitely worth visiting.

Key Highlights

For amazing views of the Tiber and St. Peter's Basilica the Castel Sant?Angelo is a must see. At sunset it is particularly spectacular and atmospheric on the Angel's Bridge especially when the castle is illuminated. It is one of the best places to gain some of the best photographs of the city. Climb to the rooftop terrace to see everything and to view the statue of Hadrian. The history is intriguing it is a place definitely worth visiting.

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