February 12.2018: National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo
We didn’t actually go inside the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo because of the need to climb lots of stairs. It currently costs 14 euros each to visit. However, we had the fun of viewing it from all sides and from many areas of Rome. Here is a bit of history of the Castel: English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was built between 134 and 139 AD. initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian 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. Read more….
Here is the current website of the castel: http://castelsantangelo.beniculturali.it/index.php?it/4/storia-del-museo
And here are some photos I took of this very interesting building on Feb. 12th:
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