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MP050607 wrote a review Jun. 2019
Rancho Mirage, California69 contributions48 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: June 2019
belleretraite wrote a review Feb. 2019
Montreal, Canada7,973 contributions1,784 helpful votes
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 !
Date of experience: December 2018
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Oct. 2018
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,503 helpful votes
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!…
Date of experience: June 2018
1 Helpful vote
saronic wrote a review Oct. 2018
Zurich, Switzerland17,843 contributions1,641 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: November 2017
rc67 wrote a review Aug. 2018
Stuttgart, Germany256 contributions730 helpful votes
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!
Date of experience: August 2018
3 Helpful votes