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"The place where Giordano Bruno was imprisoned" Castel Sant'Angelo Tip by monica71

Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome: 145 reviews and 284 photos

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We did not visit the castle (we were too tired after the Vatican Museum visit), but we stopped by it and took few pictures in the area.

The castle was originally built as a tomb for the emperor Hadrian, but it was also used as a castle, a prison and a place of last refuge for popes under attack.

The castle prison was the place where Benvenuto Cellini, Cagliostro and Giordano Bruno spent their last days before being burnt on the stake in Campo dei Fiori square.

Today the castle hosts the National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo. The bridge that connects the castle with Rome was built in 239 AD. It is the most famous bridge in Rome and it is decorated with angels statues by Bernini.

Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00186 Roma, Italy
Directions: Off Piazza Adriana or the St. Angelo Bridge
Phone: +39 06 681 9111

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 12, 2009
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