Its construction date is uncertain, the first is dated around 829 the second, perhaps the most certain, around 1090. Legend has it that the bishop of Oderzo, San Magno, directly received from God the order to build eight he asked and that St. John the Baptist, appearing to him, indicated the place where to build two of them, including this one.

The term "bragora" has different interpretations, one is that the word derives from the term "bragolare" a way of fishing with typical fishing gear, the second from the word "brago" that is mud and "gora" which means drainage channel, a other that may derive from a Greek word that means the square. In any case it can be said that the etymology of the term takes its cue from an urban environment of popular origin, confirmed by the fact that the church was inserted in a context populated by traders and artisans.

The church is located in the Bandiera e Moro field and can be reached from the Riva degli Schiavoni along Calle del Dose.

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