Chiesa di San Moisè

sights / Religious

Chiesa di San Moisè information

Location
Venice , Italy
Address
Campo di San Moisè
Telephone
+390 41 528 58 40
Getting there
Ferry: San Marco
Opening hours
9.30am-12.30pm & 3.30-6.30pm Mon-Sat, 9.30-11am & 2.30-6.30pm Sun
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Icing flourishes of carved stone across the 1660s facade make this church appear positively lickable, although 19th-century architecture critic John Ruskin found its wedding-cake appearance indigestible. From an engineering perspective, Ruskin had a point: several statues had to be removed in the 19th century to prevent the facade from collapsing under their combined weight.

The remaining statuary by Flemish sculptor Heinrich Meyring (aka Merengo in Italian) includes scant devotional works but a sycophantic number of tributes to church patrons. Among the scene-stealing works inside are Tintoretto’s Washing of the Feet , in the chapel to the left of the altar, and Palma il Giovane’s The Supper , on the right side of the chapel.