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Marco Zero

Praca Rio Branco, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Ranked #19 of 138 Attractions in Recife
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Calgary, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The local architecture is amazing! Base on French style Rococo. Sad that many of the buildings are not been restored as consequence are falling apart. The place is not very well clean as the entire city of Recife. People are the worst enemy of the public service. They are not well educated enough to just keep the garbage and put... More

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Brazil
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Cairns
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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124 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
137 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 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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