St. Mark's Square is located in the center of Venice. As one of Venice's landmark attractions, the square attracts tourists, photographers and even pigeons. St. Mark's Square has historically been the center of politics, religion and festivals in Venice. It has been the residence of the Archbishop since the 19th century and is also the venue for many Venice festivals. There are many beautiful Renaissance-style buildings around the square, such as St. Mark's Basilica, the Mint, the Governor's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, etc. The bell tower overlooks the entire square.