What are Castel Sant'Angelo opening hours?


Open 9am–7:30pm

Last Admission


Castel Sant'Angelo

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Thursday 9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Friday 9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Sunday (Today)9:00am–7:30pm 6:30pm
Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours

Last admission: 6:30pm

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

Ponte sant angelo

Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Tuesday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Wednesday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Thursday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Friday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Saturday 12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm
Sunday (Today)12:00am–11:59pm 11:59pm

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Best time to visit the Castel Sant'Angelo

Weekday vs Weekend

  • Weekdays: Fewer visitors on the weekdays (especially Wednesdays and Thursdays) make for a more peaceful experience. Arriving early in the morning when the attraction opens allows you to savor the historical ambiance in relative solitude.
  • Weekends: Weekends see higher visitor numbers. Expect longer lines and a livelier atmosphere. The weekends offer a bustling vibe with diverse tourists, creating a more vibrant and social ambiance. If visiting on a weekend, it's advisable to first thing in the morning or during the late afternoon to avoid peak crowds.








Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

  • Peak season (April - September): During these months, Castel Sant'Angelo thrives with vibrant crowds and pleasant, warm weather, making it an ideal time for outdoor exploration. However, note that prices in the city (stay, travel, etc.) can be high, owing to the season. Summer evenings at the castle are enchanting. As the sun sets, the terrace views become even more spectacular, offering a romantic backdrop for visitors.
  • Off season (October - March):The low season provides a serene atmosphere with cooler temperatures. You can enjoy your visit without the sweltering heat of the peak season. With fewer tourists, you can explore the historical richness at your own pace. Hotel prices, air fare, etc. also tend to be cheaper if booked in advance.












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Restaurant and bookshop opening hours

Le Terrazze Restaurant
Castel Sant'Angelo Opening Hours Food
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, 9am - 7pm. 

How long should I spend at Castel Sant'Angelo?

To explore Castel Sant'Angelo thoroughly, you should plan to spend around 2-3 hours. This will allow you to visit its various levels, including the historical Papal Apartments, the terraces offering panoramic views of Rome, and the intriguing dungeons and prisons. Spend time admiring the art, architecture, and the castle's rich history. While it's possible to visit in a shorter duration, dedicating a few hours ensures a comprehensive experience, particularly if you want to appreciate the stunning vistas from the terraces and delve into the historical significance of this iconic Roman landmark.

Frequently asked questions about Castel Sant’Angelo opening hours

What are Castel Sant’Angelo opening hours?

Castel Sant'Angelo opens its gates from Tuesday to Sunday, welcoming visitors at 9 AM to 7:30 PM

Is Castel Sant'Angelo open every day?

While Castel Sant'Angelo open from Tuesday to Sunday, it's closed on Mondays. Also, it observes a few annual closures on 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

Does Castel Sant'Angelo have evening hours?

Yes, indeed. During its operational days, you can enjoy the castle's evening hours, with the last admission granted at 6:30 PM. This is a wonderful time to experience the castle as the day transitions into night.

Are there any specific timings for last admission?

The last chance to enter Castel Sant'Angelo is typically at 6:30 PM, ensuring you have ample time to explore the various sections before the day ends.

How long should I spend at Castel Sant'Angelo?

To fully explore Castel Sant'Angelo, allocate 2-3 hours. This timeframe offers the opportunity to appreciate the art, architecture, and history, including visits to the Papal Apartments, terraces with panoramic views, and the dungeons.

When is the best time to visit Castel Sant'Angelo?

The best time to visit Castel Sant'Angelo is on a weekday morning, especially when it opens at 9 AM. During this time, you can enjoy a more serene and less crowded experience, savoring the historical ambiance at your own pace. It's an excellent choice to explore the castle with fewer visitors and comfortable temperatures.

Is Castel Sant'Angelo open on public holidays?

Castel Sant'Angelo is open on most public holidays, except for January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th. It's a good idea to check the holiday hours in advance.

Should I visit Castel Sant'Angelo on a public holiday?

Visiting on a public holiday can be a unique experience, but it might be busier than usual. If you prefer a quieter visit, a regular weekday is recommended. It ultimately depends on your preference for crowd levels and the holiday atmosphere.