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Cà d'Zan Mansion, Sarasota

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
In 1924, the circus king John Ringling set out to build Cà d'Zan Mansion as a palace fit for a man of his status. Completed in 1926 and situated at the Sarasota waterfront, the mansion stands as the symbol of the Roaring Twenties, and John Ringling’s rise from a humble background to the very top of the social ladder. The design is inspired by Doge’s Palace in Venice, and captures John’s and his wife Mable’s love for the city. The couple spared no expenses to fit their house with fine furniture and artwork, as well as materials such as mahogany, rosewood, and kingwood. Handpicked American and European artists created murals, plaster and marble decorations. After decades of neglect, in 2002 the mansion was restored back to its full splendor. An admission to the Ringling Museum of Art also includes a quick tour of the mansion’s first floor, while additional fee is required for a detailed tour of the house. Plan to visit Cà d'Zan Mansion and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sarasota attractions using our Sarasota travel itinerary maker.
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  • Lovely architecture and history, not to mention location location location! We did the self guided tour, wish we'd done the narrated 
  • I visited the one of a kind mansion on a cloudy October day and spent a couple of hours touring and exploring the grounds. They have a number of options for touring: -first floor walk through in your ...  read more »
  • You can not only to the mansion, you need to pay the entire estate and the art museum. View their website ahead of time. The Ca d'Zan Mansion was kind of fun to visit. Only the ground floor. Don't know or pay extra for the 2nd floor well worth ...
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  • An absolute jem. A beautiful house, full of history, personal drama and very atmospheric. The decents are knowledgeable and friendly. The views are to die for. Love this place.
  • Amazing tour. Such opulence. Important historic site of significance.
  • Did the private tour. Very cool house, great history, great view of the water . Awesome look at architecture from the time period, yet how different taste can really modify things.
  • A magical spot. Strong design and an interesting relationship with its landscape. Truly a great house.
  • Beautifully restored in early 2000. Appears in Great Expectations. Take the tour. Great experience.
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