Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours

Castel Sant'Angelo | Opening Hours, Best Time to Visit, Duration & More

Located only 140 meters from St Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo is a mausoleum-turned-museum that has existed since the 2nd century. The Castel stands as an example of the glorious Roman architectural style, as well as the rich history that the city boasts of. Find out everything you need to know about Castel Sant’Angelo’s opening times, the best time to visit, and directions on how to get there, which will make your plan for visiting the palace a cakewalk.

Castel Sant’Angelo Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday: 9 AM  to 7.30 PM

The ticket office closes at 6.30 PM

Closed on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

  • What are the Castel Sant'Angelo opening times?
    Castel Sant'Angelo is open daily from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
  • How long should I spend at Castel Sant'Angelo?
    The Castel Sant'Angelo tour would take 1-2 hours.
  • What is the best time to visit Castel Sant'Angelo?
    Visit Castel Sant’Angelo is from September to March to enjoy the cool weather. Evenings tend to draw lesser crowds. To enjoy the sunset from the terrace, plan your visit to Castel Sant'Angelo 1-2 hours prior to the sunset hour.

Castel Sant’Angelo Restaurant Opening Hours

Grab a meal at the rooftop restaurant and enjoy a breathtaking view of the dome of St. Peter and the River Tiber. Check out the Castel Sant’Angelo opening hours for the restaurant before visiting the attraction.

Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Food

Le Terrazze Restaurant

The family-run rooftop restaurant offers a wide range of Italian dishes, sandwiches, coffee, Italian wine, and beers to choose from. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Opening times: 9 AM - 7.30 PM

Castel Sant’Angelo Bookshop Opening Hours

Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Bookstore

Find books about the history of the mausoleum, and of Rome at the museum bookshop. Learn about the Castel Sant’Angelo opening hours for the bookshop before visiting the attraction.

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM - 7 PM 

(The bookshop service is temporarily suspended)

Getting to Castel Sant'Angelo

 Castel Sant’Angelo Opening Hours Bus

By Bus

  • Take buses 23, 280, 62, 64, or 982.
  • The closest bus stop is Piazza Pia. Castel Sant’Angelo is a 5-minute walk from here. 

Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Train

By Train

  • Train lines FL3 and FL5 stop near Castel Sant’Angelo.
  • Roma San Pietro is the closest station, which is 22 minutes away. 

Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Light Rail

By Light Rail

  • Get on train #19 to get to Castel Sant'Angelo.
  • The closest station is Risorgimento/S. Pietro, which is a 12-minute walk away. 

Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Metro

By Metro

  • Metro line A stops near Castel Sant’Angelo.
  • The closest metro station to Castel Sant’Angelo is Lepanto, which is a 17-minute walk away.

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All Your Questions Answered About Castel Sant’Angelo Opening Times

Q. What are Castel Sant’Angelo opening hours?

A. Castel Sant’Angelo is open to the public every day at 9 AM and closes at 7.30 PM.

Q. How long should I spend at Castel Sant’Angelo?

A. It would take approximately 1-2 hours to fully cover Castel Sant’Angelo.

Q. What are the Castel Sant’Angelo restaurant opening hours?

A. Castel Sant’Angelo’s Le Terrazze Restaurant is open from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.

Q. What is the best time to visit Castel Sant’Angelo?

A. The most ideal time for visiting Castel Sant’Angelo is during the evenings, as it will be less crowded. To catch the sunset from the terrace, start your trip about two hours ahead of the sunset time.

Q. What is the easiest way to reach Castel Sant’Angelo?

A. The bus is the easiest way to get to Castel Sant’Angelo.