Marco Zero, Macapa

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Built next to the Milton Corrêa Stadium, Marco Zero marks the exact passage of the equator through Macapá. The 9 m (30 ft) monument consists of a rectangular obelisk with a circle through it near the top. At the equinox, the sun lines up perfectly in the circle and projects a ray of light along the imaginary line of the equator. Marco Zero is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Macapa Edition.
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  • Strategic location just here in Macapá, in northern Brazil, we can perceive the difference between both Northern and southern hemispheres.
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  • I thought Macapá cute. For those who like to visit every corner of the country, in this city you can't leave to go to ground zero. It is very interesting the idea of being in both hemispheres at the same time. Local residents have some explaining to do.
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  • It is interesting for anyone who has this geographical curiosity to know that the Equator passes through a capital of Brazil. But only ...
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Macapa offers a relatively small variety of mid-range hotels and accommodation options. As this isn’t a common backpacker town, you may have trouble finding hotel staff who speak English, so come prepared to speak some basic Portuguese or bring a good phrase book. Look for accommodations in the center of the city to be within walking distance to most attractions, or stay near one of the few roads into town.
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