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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4.4 / 5

based on 5,404 reviews

Very good guide, answered questions and took his time to guide us, though quick and not boring. Absolute cool end of the tour was the aperitif on the roof garden restaurant including drinks and snacks while watching the sun set over the St Peter’s Basilica.

Great way (and easy) to see all the main attractions in Rome - it’s a good idea to use this way to see what you will come back to :) The staff is great and all went smoothly.

Tolle Führung durch die Engelsburg. Unsere Römerin war sehr nett und konnte viel über die Geschichte dieser Burg erzählen.

Comprehensive audio guide, interesting route, courteous and attentive staff.

Loved the tour and Robert had great stories to tell.