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The church of San Clemente was mentioned in the document of 1190 and was elevated to a parish in the 14th century. Starting from 1386 it was the church where locals have comemorating the victory of Francesco da Carrara over Antonio da Scala. The building was greatly altered in the 16th century, during the works or renovating of the square, and again in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The church was favored because of its position, located nearby the market place, to promote the development, commissioning and private altars restorations. The famous Paduan sculptor Tiziano Minio was buried in the church.
The facade of the church is tripartite, terminated by giant pilasters with Corinthian capitals which supporting a pediment crowned by the statues of San Clemente, Santa Giustina and San Daniele. The portal has tympanum which is surmounted by a large rose-window surrounded by a rich decorations in terracotta. There are two niches in front with statues of Sant'Alo and San Giovanni Battista, dated from 1696. At one side of the top stands a Baroque bell tower . The interior contents paintings by Giovanni Battista Bissoni, Pietro Damini and an fine fresco attributed to Jacopo Bellini.
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