Castel Sant'Angelo

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5 historical facts about the Mausoleum of Hadrian

Few of Ancient Rome's surviving monuments depict the Empire's fall quite as vividly as the Mausoleum of Hadrian. In just 270 years it went from being a symbol of imperial domination to one of military desperation. Here are some points to start your tour!

Planning Your Visit

  • What are the opening times?

    From April to September the Mausoleum of Hadrian's opening hours are 9:00AM to 7:00PM. Off-season, you will have to get there early as it closes at 2:00PM. Book tickets in advance to save time queuing!

  • How to get there?

    Located on the banks of the Tiber close to the Vatican, the Mausoleum of Hadrian can be easily reached by bus (route 40 from the main station) and by taking the metro line A to Lepanto station.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    9:00AM to 7:00PM, April to September. 9:00AM to 2:00PM in the off-season.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets are just €10.50.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This attraction is located close to the Vatican and can be reached by bus route 40, or metro line A to Lepanto station.
  • Additional information
    *Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month!

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What people are saying about Castel Sant'Angelo

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based on 3,401 reviews

The guide was really great. He had a lot of knowledge and told us not only about the castello, but also about the city and gave us some great tips for places to visit. The guidetour was said to be 1 hour but it was even longer. Without a guide it would be not half as good. The view from the top is beautiful, you should not miss it!

It was so funny & exciting. Rome at night. It was beautiful, super romantic and something very special. Our wishes were also taken into account. We ate the best ice cream from Rome. It was amazing. 2 hours. No 3rd and forever a highlight for us. Mimmo was just great. Thanks for that. Unforgettable.

The Castle was a must see for me during my trip to Rome and it offers spectacular views of the city from its terrace

A great experience. Everything is very uncomplicated as it should be on vacation. Gladly again

Had a wonderful tour, was very insightful and friendly. Was a perfect start to our Rome trip.