The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo; is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman EmperorHadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome. The tomb of the Roman emperor Hadrian was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, beetween 134 and 139 AD. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top. Hadrian also built the Pons Aelius facing straight onto the mausoleum – it still provides a scenic approach from the center of Rome and the left bank of the Tiber, and is renowned for the Baroque additions of statues of angels holding aloft instruments of the Passion of the Christ. The popes converted the structure into a castle, beginning in the 14th century; Pope Nicholas III connected the castle to St Peter’s Basilica by a covered fortified corridor called the Passetto di Borgo. The fortress was the refuge of Pope Clement VII from the siege of CHARLES V’s Landsknechte during the Sack of Rome (1527), in which Benvenuto Cellini describes strolling the ramparts and shooting enemy soldiers.
Decommissioned in 1901, the castle is now a museum, the “Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo”.
Details of the ticket:
Reduced € 6,50*
City of the European union between the 18 and the 25 years, teachers of role in the government schools. Same conditions for city of non community Countries “to condition of reciprocity”
* The price of the ticket is variations subject on the occasion of shows
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city of the European union and 18 year-old smaller extracomunitari, scolaresche and teachers companions, students and teachers of Architecture, Letters (archaeological or historical-artistic address), Maintenance of the Cultural Goods and Sciences of the Formation, Belle’s Arti Academies, dependent.