Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo (or Hadrian’s Mausoleum) is definitely one of the obligatory stages for those arriving in Rome.

It is one of the symbols of the city, but the peculiarity that distinguishes it from other Monuments-Symbol of Rome, such as the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums, the Trevi Fountain, etc., is certainly its spirit of adaptation to the transformations of the Eternal City from the times of ‘Roman Empire to our days.

Born to perform the Mausoleum function at the time of Emperor Hadrian, Castel Sant’Angelo was repeatedly modified and adapted to the needs of those who possessed it.

At the beginning was turned into a Fortification to defend Rome and then changed in

  • Prison, Papas Shelter during the aggressions to the Papal State by  Foreign Forces,
  • Renaissance Residence,
  • Barracks during the Unity of Italy,
  • finally, in our days, Museum.

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo

Timetables and Tickets

Castel Sant’Angelo is located in Lungotevere Castello, in the busy and elegant Prati area.

The opening hours of the Hadrian’s Mausoleum are daily: 9.00 – 19.30.                                                                               The ticket office closes at 18.30

The entrance ticket to Castel Sant’Angelo is € 14.00 (Full) while the Reduced € 7.00 and is valid for citizens of the European Union between the ages of 18 and 25, and role teachers in state schools .

On the first Sunday of every month the entrance is free.

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo

 Guided Tours 

As we mentioned earlier, given the complexity and historical phases that have happened within the complex we recommend a guided tour for a better understanding of what was Castel Sant’Angelo for Rome.

Inside the Mausoleum Adriano there is an Audioguide service available in Italian, English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and a service of museum guides.

For Info and Reservations contact   +39 06 32810.

If you do not decide upon for the Museum’s guides, we would like to recommend two groups of local guides that will let you immerse yourself in the history and secrets of the Castle:

  1. Rome Guides with the certificate of Tripadvisor’s excellence
  2. Bellezze di Roma a Facebook group for social networking’s lovers.

Visiting Castel Sant’Angelo

How to Get There & Where To Park

Castel Sant’Angelo is easily accessible both by public transports and by car.


Ponte Castel Sant’Angelo

Metro A Lepanto Stop


  • Lines 40 (from Termini Station), 62, 23, 271, 982, 280 (Piazza Pia Stop)
  • Line 34 (via di Porta Castello Stop)
  • lines 49, 87, 926, 990 (Piazza Cavour Stop)
  • lines 64, 46 (Stop Santo Spirito)

Parking near Castel Sant’Angelo:

Castel Sant’Angelo is located outside the ZTL and is easily reachable with its own car, but it is more difficult to find parking indeed the Prati district is one of the busiest areas in the city.

The nearest car parks to Castel Sant’Angelo are Piazza Cavour Parking (600mt) and Parking Prati (800mt) in Piazza dell’Unita 62.

Book your car place close to Castel Sant’Angelo.