Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice. One of the older palaces in the city, it has is known as Ca' d'Oro (golden house) due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls. The palace was built between 1428 and 1430 for the Contarini family, who provided Venice with eight Doges between 1043 and 1676. [Museo CarmenThyssen, Málaga - Oil on canvas, 49.5 x 40 cm]
The Ca' d' Oro is the most celebrated palazzo on the Grand Canal; a fabulous Gothic palace which used to gleam with gold. It was built between 1420 and 1434 for a rich Venetian, Marino Contarini. It is still a breathtaking sight.
Stefan Nemanja (Old Church Slavonic: Стѣфань, Serbian: Стефан Немања, pronounced [stefan nemaɲa] ; ca 1113 – 13 February 1199) was the Grand Prince (Veliki Župan) of the Serbian Grand Principality (Rascia) from 1166 to 1196. He was an heir of the Vukanović dynasty and was the founder of the Nemanjić dynasty. Photo: The fresco of Saint Simeon (Stefan Nemanja), King's Church in Studenica monastery.