Chiesa di San Moise, Venice

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The Chiesa di San Moisè is a Baroque style, Roman Catholic church in Venice, northern Italy.HistoryThe church was built initially in the 8th century. It is dedicated to Moses since like the Byzantines, the Venetians often considered Old Testament prophets as canonized saints. It also honors Moisè Venier, the aristocrat who funded the reconstruction during the 9th century.San Moisè is the parish church of one of the parishes in the Vicariate of San Marco-Castello. The other churches within the parish are Santa Maria Zobenigo, San Fantin, Santa Croce degli Armeni and the Basilica of San Marco itself.ExteriorThe elaborate Baroque facade, dating from 1668, is profusely decorated with sculpture. Some of its sculptures are generally attributed to Heinrich Meyring. The architectural design attributed to Alessandro Tremignon, with patronage by Vincenzo Fini, whose bust is found over the entry door. Statues in public spaces were forbidden in Venice, thus by putting his bust on the facade of a church, he could circumvent this ordinance and display his wealth and his recent addition to the Libro d'Oro or Venetian aristocracy.
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  • Beautiful very old church, with a fantastic facade but above all with richly decorated interiors.
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  • Venice is full of great churches, in every sestiere, in every field, some are beautiful and that of San Moisè should be visited.
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  • Absolutely beautiful. It is not very common to find a church based on Moses story.
  • Amazing church. Spiritual and very quiet. For prayers not for turists.
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