Praça do Marco Zero
Praça do Marco Zero
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Karmiel, Israel545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
this square presents the spirit of recifee, including the role of art in the city. the area around contains many landmarks of recifee
Written 4 February 2024
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Felix A
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
During Carnaval, there’s a ton of free concerts and huge crowds. It gets real tight, and fights do break out.. it’s a blast. You can do Olinda during the day, and spend the night in Marco Zero.

Throughout the year, it’s a nice area. Bom Jesus is nearby, which is historic and pretty. A nice crowd usually forms on the weekend, Sunday’s are fun. The crowds usually more alternative.
Written 6 October 2023
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Viktor
Montreal, Canada122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Marco Zero and the Recife Antigo in general are one of my favourite places in the city. Old Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture. Sundays are probably the best day to visit, where groups of a folk music style called “Maracatu”practice in the streets, and you can visit arts and crafts sellers at the Bom Jesus street.
Written 17 January 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
the square located in the historical centre of Recife, has a marker to indicate ground (kilometre) zero, this is a very popular place for tourists offering many photo opportunities. Definitely a must visit.
Written 26 December 2022
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MP050607
Rancho Mirage, CA140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Take a picture at the very colourful Recife sign with the backdrop of the river. Spell out the word and take a photo in the C.
Written 5 June 2019
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
We went there on a Sunday afternoon and we were surprised to see the festivities ! When we asked what the celebration was for , we were answered that it was Sunday and people do celebrate every Sunday !
Written 8 February 2019
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,576 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Here Recife was born! The Ground Zero! Its official name is "Praça Barão do Rio Branco", but it is mostly known as "Praça do Marco Zero" and is located at the "Recife Antigo" quarter - the real heart of Recife! The square and adjacents areas are being constantly improved and are unmissable at any visit to Recife. Spare a day and organize yourself. Visit "Praça do Marco Zero" and also all the attractions situated at walking distances from it, as: 1) Parque das Esculturas Francisco Brennand (a sculpture park on the other side of the quay); 2) Centro de Artesanato de Pernambuco - Unidade Recife (on Armazém 11 - with the exhibition and sale of the best handicrafts in the whole state);3) Museu Cais do Sertão (a fantastic modern museum at Armazém 10); 4) Caixa Cultural Recife (a cultural center at the same square with temporary exhibitions); 5) Armazém do Porto (with bars and restaurants); 6) Statue of Barão do Rio Branco (in front of Armazém 11); and 7) Rosa dos Ventos (a wind rose at the center of the square, marking the Ground Zero of Recife, by artist Cícero Dias. Really unmissable! Enjoy!
Written 31 October 2018
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
The spot in Recife, where one will probably find most tourists is the Marco Zero Square. Surrounded by a windrose in various colours is a round bronze plaque, which marks 'kilometer 0', from where all distances in the state of Pernambuco are counted. People are having a picture taken of themselves, when stepping onto that point.

From this square one has views out to the reef with the Sculptures Park, especially of the tall 'Colona de Cristal', a work by local artist Francisco Brennand. Small boats take one between 7am and 5pm across to the dam.

At the Praça is also a more than life size statue on a tall pedestal, depicting the Baron Rio Branco, considered the 'Father of Brazilian Diplomacy', an important figure in Brazil's modern history, but not espcially associated with Pernambuco, except that he studied law at the university of Recife.

Around the square are some attractive turn of the 19th century buildings and also the Handicraft Center for the State of Pernambuco, recommended for people, who want to buy a souvenir.
Written 24 October 2018
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rc67
Stuttgart, Germany290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
If you are in Recife and want to enjoy a drink with a view on one of the most famous places of Recife, well this is the right spot. Don‘t miss the picture of you on the Marco Zero!
Written 23 August 2018
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Michael
Cowichan Bay, Canada79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Mark Zero is the centre of town, but there isn't that much to see or do. Surprisingly, the fancy-looking big gift / art store had the best prices around, so we were glad we came and stayed for more than just the photo op with the "Recife" sign.
Written 6 August 2018
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