The statues are, from the top, the redeemer, the annunciation and the prophets The form of the interior dates from the original 14th Century Gothic building, but most of the decoration is later. There are twelve columns down each side, with gilded statues in each of the spandrels, much gilding of the arches, and a frieze of of paintings by late-17th and early-18th century painters you won't have heard of.The church has no transept but has odd big singing galleries suspended either side of the apse entrance.This is one of only two churches in Venice that are free standing, i.e. The 18th century art here holds little to surprise, and of course there's a Palma Giovane painting.
Behind the altar is a copy of the central part of Titan's famous Assumption from the Frari, made by a painter called Tagliapietra in 1856.
Hanging above the altar is a painted wooden crucifix said to be by Paolo Veneziano.
66m (217 ft) electromechanical bells The 1290 original is visible on Barbari map.
It was damaged by earthquakes in 1347, 14, demolished in 1511 and rebuilt taller in 1520.
The third altar on the right is the only one decorated up into the dome above, with a sparkling fresco depicting Two angels in flight by Sebastiano Ricci.
The fourth altar, the Altare dei Compra Vendi Pesce, has a Presentation by Tintoretto.
In 1515 there was a major modernisation of the interior, and a new campo faade created, by Sebastiano da Lugano.
The adjacent monastic buildings were also rebuilt early in the 16th century.
Tradition has it that this church, dedicated to the Archangel Raphael, is one of the oldest in Venice, supposedly having been founded in 416, or 650.
The latter date attaches to the legend that it was the second church founded by San Magbo.
Another story says that from San Zaccaria, whom she had befriended, could visit and worship.