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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

643 hotels near Sant Angelo Castle

1 Delle Nazioni Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5

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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

2 VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

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3 Colonna Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.7 / 5 12 reviews

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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

4 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

5 Valadier Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Preserving its reputation for top-notch service, Valadier Hotel with its contemporary accommodation provides the perfect as well as luxurious oasis in the heart of Rome. GeneralThe hotel has... More

6 Tiziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5

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7 Starhotels Michelangelo Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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8 Residenza di Ripetta

4 stars
4.0 / 5 4 reviews

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Whether in Rome for business or leisure, discerning travellers find deluxe accommodations, personalised service and central location at Residenza Di Ripetta Rome Hotel. Housed in a 17th-century... More

9 Lunetta Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.8 / 5

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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

10 Diplomatic Hotel Rome

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