Castle of the Holy Angel

Castle of the Holy Angel

[ Nov.

2013 ] On the third day in #Rome, visited #Castle of the Holy Angel (Castel Sant’Angelo).

I had been here before with my parents, and I felt familiar with the dark gentle staircase and the coffee shop on top.

On the other hand, I did not remember the view from the rooftop or gorgeous rooms inside, which were fresh surprise.

This is called ‘castle’, but originally it was built as a mausoleum by Hadrian in the ancient Rome.

His ash as well as other emperors’ were placed here until early 3rd century.

In the Middle Age, Popes used here as a fortress or castle.

It was Sunday and we could see from the rooftop that a lot of people were moving towards St.

Peters Basilica in Vatican to listen to the current Pope.

By the way, the admission to this castle was expensive as much as 10.50 euro.