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Sant Angelo Castle

As one of Rome’s most famous landmarks, Sant Angelo Castle, or Castle of the Holy Angel, has experienced a colourful and turbulent history. Originally constructed as a mausoleum for the Emperor Hadrian and his successors, Sant Angelo Castle was incorporated into construction of the city’s defences during construction of the Aurelian Wall and later became a fortress. The papacy acquired the building in 1277, turning it into a refuge during dangerous times. According to legend, the Archangel Michael appeared on top of the fortress in the year 590 to end a severe plague that had afflicted the city.

  • Visit the luxurious papal apartments, decorated with many frescoes, then descend on the 400-foot spiralling corridor leading to the Sant Angelo Castle’s lower floors that included prison cells and a torture chamber.
  • Relax on the castle terrace and gaze upward at the bronze statue of the Archangel Michael by Flemish sculptor Pieter Verschaffelt that commemorates the angel’s legendary appearance in Rome in 590.
  • Trace the history of this famous building in Rome in the National Museum of Sant Angelo Castle featuring exhibits ranging from Renaissance paintings to antique military weapons.

Occupying a prominent position on the banks of the Tiber River, Sant Angelo Castle is within walking distance of the Vatican. Visitors can access the Castle easily from many sections of Rome. Express bus line 40 takes travellers from the main railway station to the castle. Those who prefer taking rapid transit can board Metro Line A at the city’s Termini Train Station and alight at Lepantro. Sant Angelo Castle is several minutes away on foot. The Termini Train Station connects the city with many major cities throughout Europe via high-speed rail service.

Hotels near Sant Angelo Castle

644 hotels near Sant Angelo Castle

1 Colonna Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 12 reviews

Piazza Montecitorio, 12, Map

Colonna Palace Hotel Rome, a luxury hotel in the very heart of the city offers quality accommodation and modern facilities, ideal for both business clients and leisure travellers. Rome's most... More

2 Albergo Cesari Rome

3 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Via Di Pietra, 89/A, Pantheon Map

Featuring classical Italian comforts near city destinations, Albergo Cesari Rome Hotel makes for a suitable base for business and leisure travellers going to Rome. While in the area, tourists can... More

3 Visconti Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

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The hotel is strategically located in the historic, cultural and business heart of Rome and represents an ideal starting point for a leisure or business trips. General Providing state of art... More

4 Manfredi Suite Hotel in Rome

3 stars
4.4 / 5

Via Margutta, 61 Map

Welcoming travellers with professional service and a balance of tradition and modernity in design, Hotel Manfredi Suite In Rome makes for an ideal base in the beautiful Italian capital. This Rome... More

5 Suite Art Navona Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Zanardelli, 20 Map

Housed in an elegant Renaissance building, SuiteArt Navona Resort Rome features modern furnishings and accommodations that offer a nice contrast to the old world charm of the place. From this... More

6 Delle Nazioni Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.2 / 5

Via Poli, 6 Map

Delle Nazioni Hotel Rome offers luxurious accommodation and modern facilities in the heart of the artistic, cultural and commercial centre of Rome. The most popular monumental stairway of 138... More

7 Lunetta Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.8 / 5

Piazza del Paradiso, 68 Map

Built from the remains of the beautiful Theatre of Pompeius, Hotel Lunetta Rome fuses modern conveniences and authentic Roman design with preserved ancient theatre walls within the premises. This... More

8 BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Best Western Hotel Spring House Rome offers travellers comfortable accommodations and ideal starting point for exploring the historic centre of Rome, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This... More

9 Palazzo Navona Hotel Rome

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Via del Melone 18/20 Map

The 43 air-conditioned guestrooms at Palazzo Navona include laptop-compatible safes and minibars (stocked with some free items). Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed... More

10 Isa Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

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Creating a refined elegance and modern comfort, this property welcomes you for an unforgettable holiday in Rome. GeneralAt leisure, guests can visit the city of Rome and explore its beautiful... More