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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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Famous Recife landmark, great for photos.

Marco Zero (literally means "ground zero") is at the heart of Recife Antigo, the old part of the city. There are many historic buildings here, however unfortunately not all of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marco Zero (literally means "ground zero") is at the heart of Recife Antigo, the old part of the city. There are many historic buildings here, however unfortunately not all of them have been maintained, and some are quite derelict. If you're visiting Recife, I definitely recommend a trip here. There's a large handicraft center on one side, and the other... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the oldest places in the country. The view is absolutely amazing, combining new and old buildings and the ocean.

Thank Marley S
Santiago, Chile
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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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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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Paulo L
Recife, PE
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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.

Thank JonhMaster
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

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Recife, PE
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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 

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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......

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