Palazzo Santa Sofia

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Recommended for children from the following age groups:
  • 3-7
  • 7-12
  • 12-16

Palazzio Santa Sofia popularly known as Ca 'd'Oro, is considered to be one of the most beautiful palaces in Venice.

Built between 1428-1430 (making it also one of the oldest) and designed by the architects Giovanni Bon and his son Bartolomeo, Marco d'Amedeo, Jean Cherlier and the sculptor Matteo Raverti for the influential Contarin family.

Its characteristic feature is the impressive Gothic facade, which was originally adorned by items made of gold.

Since 1927, the interior of the palace hosts the art museum Galleria Giorgio Franchett with temporary exhibitions. On the ground floor, on an open patio you can see interesting floor mosaics and sculptures. To be able to take a closer look at the architecture of Ca 'd'Oro you should get one of the famous Venetian gondolas that pass below the windows of the palace.

Palazzo Santa Sofia

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Cannaregio n. 3932 (Strada Nuova) - Venezia

Opening days and hours:

open on Monday from 8:15-14:00, Tuesday to Sunday 8:15-19:15 (last entry for half an hour before closing)

Tickets adults:
8 € - booking on-line only (extra 1 €) or by telephone
Tickets children:
6 € - booking on-line only (extra 1 €) or by telephone


Additional information:

- Children and young people under 18 years of age who are residents of the European Union free admission

- Tickets purchased on-line directly from the website are charged additionaly with 1 € or telephone booking

- Online tickets pick-up min. 20 minutes before the reserved time

- You can rent audio guides in Italian, French, English, German, Spanish and Japanese - charge 4 € (please inform while booking)

- The object is accessible for people with disabilities


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Updated on

Friday, 17 May 2013

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