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Castel Sant'Angelo

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Phone

+39 06 681 9111

Website

http://castelsantangelo.beniculturali.it/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Monday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:30

Description

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛl sanˈtandʒelo]; English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome.