Abbazia della Misericordia

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Abbazia della Misericordia
Abbazia della Misericordia Venezia.jpg
Abbazia della Misericordia is located in Venice
Abbazia della Misericordia
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Abbazia della Misericordia is located in Italy
Abbazia della Misericordia
Abbazia della Misericordia (Italy)
Basic information
LocationVenice, Italy
Geographic coordinates45°26′37.95″N 12°20′6.59″E / 45.4438750°N 12.3351639°E / 45.4438750; 12.3351639Coordinates: 45°26′37.95″N 12°20′6.59″E / 45.4438750°N 12.3351639°E / 45.4438750; 12.3351639
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceVenice
Church of the Abbazia della Misericordia and Scuola vecchia della Misericordia
Madonna with Child

The Church of the Abbey of Misericordia (Italian: Santa Maria dell'Abbazia della Misericordia or Santa Maria di Valverde) is a religious edifice in Venice, Italy, in the sestiere Cannaregio.

History[edit]

It was founded in the 10th century. The façade was restored in 1659 by the patrician Gaspare Moro. It is decorated by allegoric statues, including a bust of Moro, all work by Clemente Molli. On the right is a 13th-century bas-relief depicting the Madonna with Child.

The church was in dismaying condition in the 19th century, and was restored until 1864. It is adiacent to the Scuola vecchia della Misericordia.

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