"Santa Maria Della Saluta " Churches Tip by sim1

Churches, Venice: 34 reviews and 46 photos

  Santa Maria Della Salute
by sim1

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This is one of Venice's most historic churches, it was built by Longhena in the 17th century (work began in 1631) as an offering to the Virgin for delivering the city from the plague. Venice was devastated by a plague that exterminated 95.000 of the lagoon's population. In October 1630 the Senate decreed that a new church would be dedicated to Mary if the city were saved and the result was the Salute church (salute="salvation, health").

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  • Updated Dec 14, 2002
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