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Praca do Marco Zero

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Address: Avenida Alfredo Lisboa, Recife, State of Pernambuco 50030-150, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Small-Group City Tour of Recife Including the Park of Statues
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Recife Boat Tour

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Another geographical mark

This is the zero mark for the state of Pernambuco from which all distances are measured in the state. It is a large brass plaque in the pavement of the square. Interesting if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia
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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see historical buildings, but very poorly maintained. Some restaurants but none worth going to. I only recommend this place because it is close to the Artesanato de Pernambuco.

Thank Jonathan L
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the zero mark for the state of Pernambuco from which all distances are measured in the state. It is a large brass plaque in the pavement of the square. Interesting if you are into geographic facts. The square is on the water with a great view of the sculpture park and some beautiful historic buildings adjacent.

Thank Anthony S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Recife city logo is just located in the Square. You can take water taxi 5RS/person with round trip to Sculpture Park at the other side of bank. Pay a little attention the take photo in the square. Have a great time.

Thank 98zhil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This square is surrounded by great restaurants, historic buildings, museums, and has a great view of the ocean.

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Recife, PE
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

That's a beautiful place, historical and important for Recife's citizen. But also dusty and carelessness with old and abandoned buildings.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting place to visit as the point from which all distances in Pernambuco are measured. Historically significant and in a glorious city square surrounded by the old buildings of ancient Recife. Excellent restaurants close by with good choice from coffee shops to seafood specialists. Would recommend a visit

Thank Dekka67
Recife, PE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The área called Marco Zero is diversified and walkable with a lovely view. The good: many cultural activites and memorable museums like the Frevo Palace, Arsenal Plaza, Rural Culture Museum, the Bank Caixa Economica expositions and shows,the Folk Art Center and along the port many restaurants and areas to relax. The bad: on the other side of Marco Zero there... More 

Thank familiaemfesta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

a soooo important Place of Pernambuco and so full of Live in the Evening! Pro Tip: go herer on Sunday....Music, Beer, People, nice Food......

Thank Snapshorty_DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Marco Zero means initial point, that is where the city was born. Place is full of history and good restaurants. Walk around and you are going to be in a more than 400 hundred year old buildings.

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Starting from here you can go visit almost all the old Recife buildings by foot. To do that you will need aprox one day, having in mind you go visit some of the museum as well. Would recommend this on days when the weather is not that good and you don't feel like going to the beach.

Thank Svjetlana Đ

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