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Chiesa di San Moise

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Address: Salizzada S. Moise | San Marco 2058, 30173 Venice, Italy
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Another pretty Venetian church

Located fairly close to the Piazza di San Marco, this is another pretty little Venetian church. No entry fee to go inside. Interior is fairly typical of other Venetian churches... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did not plan to visit this church but it is very near to the meeting point for our gondola ride tour. This is a small church with many elaborate sculptures and designs. I find the interior full of expensive paintings and statues but they are not properly arranged. Anyway, I was able to pray because there are lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Located fairly close to the Piazza di San Marco, this is another pretty little Venetian church. No entry fee to go inside. Interior is fairly typical of other Venetian churches. Outside is quite ornate and worthy of a few pics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Originally dating from the 8th century, the church is dedicated both to Moses and to Moisè Venier who funded rebuilding in the 9th century. The current church was built in the 17th century with its elaborate baroque façade dating from 1668, to a design attributed to Alessandro Tremignon and sculpture by Heinrich Meyring, including the huge altarpiece inside. Paintings include... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went inside to see what kind of church is this becase we didn't paned to visit it. It's small, charming and nice.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was the first church that I looked in when I visited Venice, a beautiful small church compared to some others but a lovely serene place to be. Stunning statues, lovely paintings & alters that are 100's of years old. A nice calm place to spend a few minutes in thought or pray before tackling the madding crowds of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Tintoretto drew us into this church on our route, but the church is definitely worth a brief visit. The Tintoretto is lovely, but the interior is majestic and the exterior beautiful. Many people like the facade, but John Ruskin hated it - I agree with him, but make your own decision!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had passed this church on a previous visit to Venice, but it unfortunately was not open. We were very glad to be able to go in this time. The facade is just beautiful, very ornate! It was interesting to see a Catholic church built to honor Moses, an Old Testament figure. The altarpiece is gorgeous. Look for Moses depicted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Initially, the church was begun in the 700's and, at that time, Venetians revered Old Testament prophets like canonized saints (like the Eastern Orthodox Byzntines did). In the 800's, a wealthy aristocrat helped to fund (rather significantly) the reconstruction ... so the name stuck. In the latter part of the 1600's the exterior was updated; renovations included a bust of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Some people light candles and pray, so try not to squeal with delight (or horror) at the large servings of baroque confections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This Baroque style built initially in the 8th century is dedicated to Moses. The elaborate Baroque facade, dating from 1668, is profusely decorated with sculptures. Of special significance is the bust of Vincenzo Fini over the entry door. Since personal statues in public spaces were forbidden in Venice, he circumvented the law by putting his bust on the facade of... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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