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Ca d'Zan Mansion

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Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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+1 941-359-5700
10:00 - 17:00
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Well worth the extra $$$ at the ringling!

We paid the extra $$ to do the Can d'Zan Mansion, including the private rooms and I am so glad we did because the place is gorgeous and the views are breathtaking. The only heads... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clifton Park, New York
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Clifton Park, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid the extra $$ to do the Can d'Zan Mansion, including the private rooms and I am so glad we did because the place is gorgeous and the views are breathtaking. The only heads up I will give is that their is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs, so plan ahead.

Thank LoneRock
Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ca d'Zan in Sarasota, Florida, occupies 66 beautiful acres right on the water, perfect for docking John and Mable Ringling's yacht. When I read that the mansion was styled after Venetian palazzos, I was expecting something on the scale of a Newport RI mansion or Viscaya, the incredibly gorgeous estate of John Deering in Miami. Not. What there was, was... More 

Thank Glad2BDone
Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful place to rest from all the walking around ringling. We had a beautiful view of the bay. The home tour is a must!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 574 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

John Ringling built this beautiful mansion for his wife Mabel in the Gothic Venetian style that they loved. The exterior has beautiful, ornate tile work. The house was equipped with avant garde modern conveniences, such as two Westinghouse electric stoves and a gorgeous ornate marble bathroom, very modern for the Roaring Twenties. The rooms were filled with beautiful furniture and... More 

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Mahopac, New York, United States
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Venice in Sarasota. A beautiful place--take the SECRET PLACES TOUR--the top floor widows walk is well worth the price. The surrounding gardens, museum and circus attractions are outstanding. A MUST for Sarasota visitors!!

Thank John L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Ringling had a fascinating life and left much of his wealth to the city of Sarasota, including his mansion. Seeing the craftsmanship, artistry and design of the mansion was impressive. To think he wanted the city of Sarasota to benefit from his legacy was remarkable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with a beautiful patio facing the bay.......the gardens are unusual in the sence I felt they belong somewhere else as does the house, it shows the eccentricity of Mr Ringling, the house was built as a gesture of love to his wife, how lovely. This place is a must of your visiting Sarasota !!

Thank DoodleBingley
Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mansion is elegant and had gorgeous Belgian tapestries plus interesting his and her suites, grand salon with very Venicean architecture in addition to original kitchen,gift shop of interest and divine rose gardens prized by Mable Ringling, some rose bushes dating back hundreds of years. All of this Ringling home is on the edge of Sarasota bay lending much to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Ca d'Zan for events as well as tours. It is gorgeous! I highly encourage people to visit!

Thank Sheryl G
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had about an hour guided tour and it was so interesting. Also a little sad as his wife died 2 years after it was completed. Small group with a great tour guide. Unbelievable location and design of the home. Could envision what it would have been like with a party in its hey day.


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