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Location address: Italia, Roma, Roma
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The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant’Angelo (English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castel was once the tallest building in Rome.
Castel Sant’‘Angelo plays a major role in the book and movie “Angels and Demons” of Dan Brown. The main character Langdon gets to the Castel Sant’’ Angelo, that hides an underground tunnel leading directly into the pope’‘s chambers in the Vatican.
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In 1934, M.C.Escher created a woodcut of the Castel Sant’’ Angelo.
Castel Sant Angelo was the tomb of the Roman Emperor Hadrian later used as a fort.