Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco, Recife

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Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco, Recife - Address

Address: Av. Alfredo Lisboa, s/n - Recife, PE, 50030-150, Brazil

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This extremely pretty square, also known as Ground Zero, is where the Portuguese founded Recife in 1857. Kilometre 0 is marked with a plaque. Elegant and grand historic buildings surround the square on three sides; the vast oceans spread out to the horizon on the fourth.

Sights at the square include:

  • The bust of Baron of Rio Branco by Felix Charpeutier.
  • The Reef Lighthouse.
  • The centre of the square has a giant floor mosaic, a compass rose called the Rose of the Winds.
  • The Maurice of Nassau building and the Trade of Pernambuco Association and the Stock Exchange building, both of French architecture. They house important organisations, including the excellent arts and crafts market, and the Cultural Center of the "Caixa".
  • The Park of Sculptures.

It’s a good place to watch people too, as the crowds are usually out on weekends, especially Sunday.

How To reach Marco Zero At Praca Rio Branco by Public Transport

  • Buses 117, 411, 513, 1900, 1911, 1926, 1927, 1946, 1958, 1967, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 1992 stop Teatro Hermilio Barbosa Filho
  • Buses 100, 107, 411, 414, 513, 611 stop Ef Escola De Magistratura Federal

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  • It's a nice place to have good food, meet new people and enjoy the awesome view of the city.

  • Not really welcoming place, as this is a brasilian place only. Foreign people are nlt welcome and do not invit the concerned persons. It happens so that finally the place get a bad behaviour

  • Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. If you haven't been here, your missing out. Just a block from here there's bar's with live music specially at night. Great place for bar hopping. Very nice crowd.

  • Landmark square in Recife, the few nicely renovated buildings are around. Worth a ride and it is a good starting point to explore the old Recife.

  • It's a great place to see ancient constructions of the beginning of Brazil. Lots of history in one only place and amazing views.

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