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Go for: Skip-the-line tickets
Guide access: Audio guide included
Go for: Express guided tour
Duration: 1 hour
Guide access: Yes
Express Guided Tour of Castel Sant’Angelo
Go for: Special access tour
Duration: 2- 3 hours
Guide access: Yes
Special Access English Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo
Go for: Angels & demons tours
Duration: 4-5 hours
Guide access: Yes
The Official Angels & Demons Tour
Discounted tickets: Children of 18 years and below get free admission.
Cancellation Policy: The ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.
A labyrinth of numerous courtyards, stately halls, the Castel Sant’Angelo has features 6 levels connected by a 400-meter spiral ramp. The castle has 58 rooms, most of which are now on display to the visitors. The remains of the original mausoleum are visible in the lower parts of the building, as are the ancient Roman walls and reconstructed rooms.
The rooms that served as the Papal residence boast of ceramics, sculptures, and perfectly preserved frescoes from the Renaissance period. The Courtyard of the Angel gives you access to the apartments, where the bronze statue of the Archangel Michael, sculpted by Michelangelo apprentice, Raffaelo da Montelupo, stands.
The fifth floor of Castel Sant'Angelo opens to a beautiful viewing terrace. The terrace acted as the setting for the last act of Puccini's opera ‘Tosca’ where the heroine throws herself off the roof after her lover is executed. From here you get a panoramic view of Rome. Snag a table at the rooftop cafe to enjoy a meal with a view.
Hadrian ordered a bridge that would connect his mausoleum to the city on the other side of the Tiber to be built. Named originally as Pons Aelius, the bridge took on the name Ponte Sant'Angelo. Sculptures of angels, inspired by the designs of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, adorn the bridge. You also get a scenic view of Castel Sant'Angelo from here.
The prisons and dungeons at Castel Sant'Angelo hold a dark and historical significance. These underground chambers have witnessed various events throughout Rome's history, from imprisonments to clandestine meetings. Visitors can explore these spaces to gain insights into the castle's intriguing and often somber past.
Angel statues are prominent features of Castel Sant'Angelo. These sculptures, inspired by Gian Lorenzo Bernini's designs, adorn both the castle and Ponte Sant'Angelo, creating a unique and angelic atmosphere. These angel statues contribute to the castle's association with angels in Roman history and add to its architectural and artistic allure.
Renaissance frescoes inside Castel Sant'Angelo showcase the artistic heritage of the Renaissance period in Italy. These exquisite wall paintings and artworks, preserved in the Papal Apartments, offer a glimpse into the cultural and artistic brilliance of the era. They provide a visual journey through the Renaissance's creative and intellectual achievements.
The standard Castel Sant'Angelo ticket prices start at €19.5. The starting price of Castel Sant'Angelo tickets varies depending on the type of ticket and any discounts that may apply. Prices can change over time, so it's recommended to check the specific ticket details.
You can book tickets to Castel Sant'Angelo through authorized ticket platforms, or at the ticket counter on-site. Booking online in advance is recommended to secure preferred dates and times, especially during peak seasons.
Booking Castel Sant'Angelo tickets online offers the advantage of skipping long lines at the ticket counter, securing your preferred date and time of entry, and often accessing discounts or special offers not available when purchasing tickets on-site. It provides a convenient and time-saving way to plan your visit to this historic site.
The exact inclusions of Castel Sant'Angelo tickets may vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase. However, a typical Castel Sant'Angelo ticket generally includes access to the castle itself, which allows you to explore its various levels, courtyards, and terraces. Some tickets may also include guided tours or access to specific areas within the castle, so it's important to check the details when booking to understand the specific inclusions of the ticket you choose.
The Skip-the-line tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled. The Castel Sant Angelo Skip-the-Line Ticket with an Audioguide and Angels & Demons tickets can be canceled up to 24 hours before the schedule for a full refund.
Children below the age of 18 enjoy discounts on all tickets. EU-Adults between the ages of 18-25 enjoy reduced pricing on Combo tour tickets. Carry valid ID for proof.
Castel Sant'Angelo's opening hours from Tuesday to Sunday are 9 AM to 7:30 PM, with the last admission at 6:30 PM. Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
Castel Sant'Angelo is closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.
The inclusion of skip-the-line access in your Castel Sant'Angelo tickets depends on the type of ticket you purchase. While some tickets, especially those labeled as "skip-the-line" tickets, offer this feature, not all tickets may include it. It's important to carefully read the ticket details when booking to ensure that skip-the-line access is part of your chosen ticket package. If skip-the-line access is a priority for you, be sure to select the appropriate ticket option when making your reservation.
Children below the age of 18 can enter for free with the Skip-The-Line Castel Sant’Angelo tickets, while children below 5 years of age enjoy free entry if you opt for the audio guide tour.
Castel Sant'Angelo is situated in Rome, Italy, on the right bank of the Tiber River. It is located near Vatican City and is easily accessible from various parts of the city.
No, Castel Sant’Angelo is not wheelchair accessible.
Opt for the Demons & Angels tours, or the combo tours if you would prefer a guided tour. The Skip-the-Line with audio guide Castel Sant'Angelo tickets is also a great option if you would prefer to explore the castle at your own pace.