May 31, 2018

Castel Sant'Angelo

The majestic Castel Sant'Angelo, originally the Mausoleum of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, then later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and now it's a museum...

The construction project for Castel Sant’Angelo started in 123 AD and finished around 139 AD. During that period it was regarded as one of the most important structures in Rome and It was also the tallest building in all of city at that period...

 Hadrian, one of the most important Roman Emperors, was responsible for the commissioning of the project planning that the castle will serve as a mausoleum for him and his family...

The current name of the castle, Sant'Angelo (Saint Angel), was given because of the events of 590 when there was a plague that ravaged the empire and killed more than 25 million people. Legend has it that angel Michael appear on top of the mausoleum, sheathing his sword to end the plague...

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