Ca' d'Oro Tourist Attraction

Ca' d'Oro

Native: Palazzo Santa Sofia

Ca' d'Oro (Palazzo Santa Sofia) is an outstanding gothic palace on the Grand Canal in Venice. The name of the building (house of gold) is derived from the initial gildings on some façade areas. The palace was built in the 15th century for the Contarini family, a noted Venetian family, from which eight Doges of the Venetian Republic emerged. On the ground floor of the Palazzo a colonnaded loggia gives access to the entrance hall right from the canal. Ca' d'Oro has changed ownership several times and slightly alterations have been made since its construction. For example, one of the owners removed the Gothic stairway and destroyed the ornate balconies, which caused a wave of criticism. The palace is built around a small inner courtyard and is now open to the public as a gallery. Tourists can also admire the palace while taking a boat tour on the Grand Canal.

Open hours

I: 8:15 - 14:00
II - VII: 8:15 - 19:15

Ticket price

Regular price: 6 €
Reduced price: 3 €
Children price: Free (0 - 18 years)

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