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Castel Sant Angelo Tour
Activities in Rome

Castel Sant Angelo Tour

9.70 / 10
Gaïa was punctual, sympathetic, explained us well the castle saint ange. I recommend this visit.
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 3 hours

The Castel Sant Angelo, also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, was erected between 134 and 139 AD, and is one of the most interesting landmarks in Rome. Led by an English-speaking guide, you’ll learn about its history.

Castel Sant Angelo Tour

Meet your guide in front of the entrance to the Castel Sant Angelo, next to the bridge, and set off on a 3-hour guided tour. You’ll firstly learn about all the sculptures located on the Ponte Sant’Angelo that crosses the city’s main river, the Tiber.

After discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, you’ll step inside the Castel Sant’Angelo. While you wander through the fortress’ rooms, your guide, expert in history, will explain the building’s history. The fortress was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a burial chamber for his family and for himself. According to a legend, during the sixth century AD, when Rome was hit by the plague, the mausoleum was visited by the Archangel Michael.

The monument is famous for its numerous legends and tales, many of which are closely related to the various popes who transformed this building into a Castle. During the tour, you’ll visit several rooms used by the popes, including Pope Clement VII’s bathroom decorated by Raphael’s frescoes.  You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Vatican City and a great place for selfies.

You’ll also visit the lower floors, where you’ll learn about the secret tunnel to the Vatican, an underground corridor that connects the Holy See and the Castle. Pope Clement VII escaped through the “Passetto di Borgo when the city was attacked by Charles V in 1527. This place has also served as inspiration for several writers and directors, for example, Dan Brown mentions the Castle in his best seller “Angels and Demons”.

The tour will come to an end in front of the Castle.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

English Language Tour
Adults Students 18 - 25 years old Children 7 - 17 years old Children less than 7
US$ 58.30
US$ 47.20
US$ 32.60
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 58.30
  • Students 18 - 25 years old

    US$ 47.20
  • Children 7 - 17 years old

    US$ 32.60
  • Children less than 7

    Free

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entrance to the monument.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 9 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the tour visit the prisons?

    A - Yes, but for security reasons it does not visit the cells.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most areas are accessible).

US$ 58.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Entrance to the Castel Sant Angelo, next to the bridge.