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Marco Zero

Praca Rio Branco, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Ranked #20 of 134 attractions in Recife
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place, Marco Zero, is the mark where the city has began. All around is very interesting to visit. The view is fantastic, you may take very nices pictures from them. You may also take a boat from there and make a tour in that area, it's really beautiful. If you are in Recife, it's a must. Have a nice... More

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Curitiba, PR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Nice view from there. You see an Island with outdorr exhibition, old buildings and some other interesting things.

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Marco Zero is the most symbolic place to visit in Recife. Really beautiful, it is a place that you can visit with family, friends, solo, or even in couple. Its atmosphere is really nice. It is where the city has begun, so everybody have already gone there once and knows where it is. Another good point is that it is... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Its a nice place to visit for some hours, is close to the ocean so it can be little windy but is nice a summerday when the sun is high. Close to Marco Zero you have recife Antigo, the old city. Also a nice place to visit. Bouth places is nice also at night than many bars and shows open... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We walked pass and had to come back when my map said that this was the Marco Zero. The surroundings are interesting with old buildings in different stages of repair/disrepair. I would have being disappointed if I had made it a destination, but it was nice as part of our walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
124 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

It's a nice enough place, by the coast as well so nice and open. But apart from having a look at it, there's not much else to do in the area. But it's not far from some more of the historic neighbourhoods so it's okay for a short detour.

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Goiania, GO
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99 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Most of the buildings need repair. It seems that the place was abbandoned for a long time and just now some places are being repainted. It's nice for the history, but nothing special.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

It is a very old and beautiful tourist spot with an large area, however failed in terms of tourists safety.

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Recife, PE
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26 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Tourists not to miss “Marco Zero” which is one of the most visited area of Old Recife. Look closely at the bronze plate which says "The distances are measured in Recife from that point". Most important events like Carnival celebrations, political rallies, election rallies are held around this area. . Do look at the old buildings for architectural interest, restaurants... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The place where everything began. The only problem are the boring street vendors. Excellent point to take pictures.

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