Castel Sant’Angelo Tickets with Priority Access

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Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Skip the long line when you enter the Castel Sant’Angelo. If you are in Rome for just a few days, make one day for this one of Rome’s most important icon visits a priority. In this exclusive access ticket, you are going to experience the sculptures by Bernini, Raggi, and Morelli and can follow the footprints of former Popes. Not to forget the precious art collections and beautiful frescoes. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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What’s in Skip-the-line Entry Ticket

This special access ticket helps you to enter Castel Sant’Angelo without wasting time outside waiting in lines.

Enter the Castel Sant’Angelo using the skip-the-line ticket and discover the changing history within this impressive building. From the exterior, you can see the building’s distinctive shape and experience the significance of its location. You can then continue the visit within the structure, where you will learn about the various purposes that Castel Sant’Angelo has served throughout the ages.

Continue your journey through the numerous corridors and chambers, culminating in the magnificent terraces. From the rooftop, you’ll get a spectacular view of Rome and the Tiber from here.

The skip the line ticket does not include admission to the Basilica or Palazzo Venezia, which you may visit on your own or purchase reserved access with an audio guide on our website.

An overview of Skip-the-line Access

With the help of our Skip-the-line ticket, a trip to Castel Sant’Angelo is a fantastic way to learn about Rome’s history.

A tall cylindrical building steeped in history rises on the banks of the Tiber – it’s a tomb, a monument, called Castel Sant’Angelo. Skip the queue to enter at Castel Sant’Angelo and immerse yourself in Rome’s history. Plus, enjoy breathtaking views of the Eternal City from the rooftop! You will discover, how former Emperor Hadrian’s house becomes today one of Rome’s most popular tourist sites.

The spectacular rooftop views will astound you. You will enjoy an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

What to expect at Castel Sant’Angelo

The National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo is a landmark, an archaeological site, and a museum all rolled into one. Numerous and disparate collections have been maintained within, which have been integrated in various historical periods.

It was originally established as a museum of war containing the items such as weapons and uniforms, now the exhibition space has been expanded in recent decades to include an impressive collection of pottery dating from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Also, you can see the sights of ancient and modern sculptures.

Now because of skip-the-line tickets, you can save your precious time and enter the building straight away. While visiting the museum, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the rich history of the building that contains it. Built-in 123 A.D. as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant’Angelo has accompanied the fate and history of the capital for over two thousand years.

Castel Sant’Angelo represents the narrative of the Eternal City, where history and the present appear inexorably connected. Visiting here you can experience burial monuments, fortified outpost, gloomy jail, magnificent Renaissance palace, Risorgimento prison, and an outstanding museum – all at the same time.

Pick your preferred admission time and take advantage of the priority entrance to visit the Castel Sant’Angelo.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-line tickets allow you to avoid the wait and get right to the main attraction

  • Explore Emperor Hadrian’s magnificent tomb with a special access ticket

  • See the adorned chambers of the papal palaces.

  • Discover Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum

  • Get a chance to see the castle’s frescoes and grand passageways

  • Stunning views of Rome from the castle’s top floor

What is included

  • Skip-the-line Entry ticket

  • Booking Fee

  • Presale

What is not included

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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Best place to enjoy the Sunset

We have been in Rome a couple of times but this was our first visit to the Castel Sant’Angelo. Worth each penny to get astonishing rooftop views of the eternal city. We came toward the ending of the day to see the sunset. We got the skip line access so no line, no pause to enter into the castle. It was extremely charming and the view up there was awe-inspiring!



I loved the view!

I bought tickets online from the Rome tour tickets website. I chose a convenient time to start. Exclusive skip the line entry was a great scope to avoid standing in the sun on a very hot day. The Castle is compact with an exciting and varied history. Entry to the National Museum of Palazzo Venezia and the highlight was the view from the top of the castle which is a real ‘Wow’ moment.

Isla Connell


Marvelous view!!!

After a long tour in the Vatican, we discovered this tour to be more exciting and way fewer steps. Full of wonders and not so expensive. A must-see building of Rome. Its cultural consequence offers a panoramic view of St. Peter's Basilica, the river, the bridge. The Castle recounts the narrative of life in bygone eras. The round shape of the castle makes it more majestic.



Castel Sant'Angelo is great!

Castel Sant’Angelo, also recognized as Hadrian’s Tomb, which is a fortification located by strolling across the Ponte Sant’Angelo. A brilliant sight in itself as we were able to admire Bernini’s work, Bernini, Raggi, and Morelli, and follow the footprints of former Popes. At the top, have a series of majestic papal rooms. Impressive hall, excellent view. If I ever visit Rome again, I’ll be there for sure :-)



Must-see in Rome city

It was a pleasant, peaceful castle and a nice point of view of the city. Incredible landscapes and discovering the tomb of Emperor Hadrian was a marvelous experience. We feasted our eyes to see the frescos, precious artwork, huge collections of portraits, art crafts, and beautiful corridors of the castle.

Anna Moor


It was needed for us

The Castel Sant'Angelo gets a slight overlooked among all of Rome's other spectacles, but it's a captivating sight to travel and was an excellent option to visit this place with a family. We got to see the Roman mausoleum. Roman fort, then a Pope's prison, and so on. There are wonderful views of Rome and the river from its top. We really enjoyed the usual ancient Roman ruins and wandering the city. It was one of the less crowded attractions to visit but we got skip queue access. Worth the time and cost.

Joel Dixon


Great view and excellent service!

The best scenes of Castel Sant’Angelo from the opposite side of the river.The pleasantest time is sunset when the castle looks like gold and looks at the reflections in the river. We learned the history of the castle was fascinating and were surprised to learn about this vibrant history behind the castle that guarded the popes during tough times. The artifacts intriguing and the pictures from the rooftop of decorated Rome were stunning. Rome tour tickets deserve appreciation for arranging a great tour!



The terrace of the castle is a perfect place for a magnificent view

After finishing our Vatican tour we did another tour to Castel Sant’Angelo which was very near to the St.Peters. From the outside, we didn't realize how much of Hadrien's Mausoleum remains. Photography is allowed and took great panoramic pictures from the terrace of the castle. Was able to see the sunset. The flexible time duration was a great tour feature. Go do it!!

Ellie Bond


It was a must-see on my list

This museum is famous but not as crowded as some of the other temptations in Rome. A very mysterious building to walk around with loads of various levels and rooms to explore. When we were walking through, it felt like we were going back in time. The breathtaking view left us astonished.



You gotta see this!

Exceptionally enormous and lovely castle with numerous rooms, some with wonderful fine art on the roof. The best part was the excellent view from the top where we could observe the entire of Rome. One of the best sites in Rome and a purely antiquated style with a note of history inside.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Every adult is required to pay an entry fee to the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. For EU citizens aged 18 to 25, reduced ticket prices are available. Admission is only free for children that are 0 to 6 years old.

Castel Sant'Angelo began as a mausoleum for one of Rome's most renowned emperors, but it was later transformed into a fortification, a papal palace, a jail, and an execution site. When you come here and go inside with the help of skip-the-line ticket, you will see a variety of antique monuments and medieval relics. Not to mention the breathtaking rooftop view.

Don't worry, if you fail to book your tickets in advance for Castel Sant’Angelo. A last-minute reservation is still possible. With the help of this exclusive ticket, you can get a chance to see the castle's frescoes and grand passageways and can save your time in the waiting lines.

Yes, a complimentary entrance is available for children ages 0 to 3 years old. Here bringing valid documents is necessary such as passport, state ID etc as an evidence for the age.

And the children who are ages between 3 to 17 years old and the students who are ages under 25 will get a discount on the ticket price. Students need to bring a valid student ID to avail this discount.

Yes, taking photos inside is allowed. You can take great scenic photographs from the castle's terrace.

Bookings at the last minute are not reimbursable. Please inform us at least 24 hours before your scheduled departure if you need to cancel your ticket.

Hadrian, the Roman Emperor, originally commissioned it as a tomb for himself and his family. The structure was later utilized as a fortification and castle by the popes, and it is now a museum.

Castel Sant'Angelo, also known as Hadrianeum or Sepulcrum Antoninorum, is a building in Rome, Italy, that was originally the tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian and afterward used as the burial ground for the Antonine emperors until Caracalla.

Yes, we offer hotel transportation, which you must book during the trip booking process. However, keep in mind that this is a optional service. You must pay additional costs for transportation.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

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It is no longer necessary to have a Green Pass to enter Italy from EU member states or other international nations. The wearing of face masks is still optional. However, face masks are still required during the tour for indoor and outdoor events, as well as specific venues like galleries and museums. And you will be penalized if you break the regulations.

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