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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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the best place for tourists!!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 29, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 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 October 18, 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 October 1, 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 August 23, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 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 June 5, 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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Perfect in a sunny day for all kind of visitors. Do not miss the Craft markets and a short boat trip to the sculptures park.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

This area is very vibrant with lots of things to do. This is regarded has the centre of the city with lots of colonial buildings from both the Portuguese and the Dutch. Many of the buildings have been restored particularly around this area. There is a handicraft building selling lots of goods at reasonable prices from the area. In addition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is located in the city center of Recife.There is a kind of route and you can check all the directions.You can take a boat to cross the river and see the Brennand's sculptures.There is the name RECIFE with capital letters,this are is very good to take nice pictures.

Thank Sany D

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