Ca d Oro in Venice

A perfect example of Venetian Gothic Architecture, the 15th Century Ca d Oro stands pretty under a clear blue sky.

A perfect example of Venetian Gothic Architecture, the 15th Century Ca d Oro stands pretty under a clear blue sky. | Photo credit: Janericloebe/WIkimediacommons

Ca d Oro Overview

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One of the beautiful palaces located on the Grand Canal, it is known as Ca d Oro meaning the ‘golden house’ as the walls of the palace once had a gilt and polychrome exteriors. However, today it is a white façade and was built for the Contarini family in 1430. Designed by Giovanni Bon and his son Bartolomeo Bon, it is one of the best preserved palazzi of 15th century.

Ornamented in the true Venetian Gothic architecture, as you step inside the palace, you would find the beam ceilings reminiscing artwork of Baron Franchetti. Amongst other art works, there are sculptures, tapestries, furniture, bronze collection and paintings by Tintoretto, Carpaccio, Van Dyck, Giorgione, and Jan Steen. Standing here, you can get a stunning view from the columns and arches of the palace’s balcony.

  • Opening Closing Time Tuesday – Sunday (8:15 am to 7:15 pm); Monday- 8:15 am to 2 pm

  • Entrance Fee 5.50€ (Adults); 3€ (Children under 14 years and students under 30 years)

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Location

Cannaregio between 3931 and 3932 (on Calle Ca' d'Oro north of Rialto Bridge)