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Castel S.Angelo

Castel Sant'Angelo Rome - Hadrians Mausoleum

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy.

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It was 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.

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.

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Decommissioned in 1901, the castle is now a museum, the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo.

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Location: north of city centre, across the River Tiber, in central Rome, Italy

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Famous historic buildings close to Hadrian’s Mausoleum include:

to the west:

St Peters Basilica
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to the south:

The Pantheon
The Pantheon dome
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Castel Sant’Angelo images by Adrian Welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

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