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Chiesa di San Moisè

Chiesa di San Moisè Chiesa di San Moisè

The Church of San Moisè in Venice is dedicated to Moses, like the Byzantines, the Venetians tended to canonise Old Testament prophets. It also honours Moisè Venier, who paid for it to be rebuilt in the 9th century. The elaborate Baroque facade is covered in carvings.

Some of its sculptures are generally attributed to Heinrich Meyring. The interior is dominated by Meyring's huge altarpiece - Sinai with Moses receiving the Tablets.

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.

John Law, originator of the Mississippi Scheme, is buried in the church.

Map of San Moisè Church



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