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Elevator Lacerda

Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
(71) 3243-4030
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Ranked #58 of 178 Attractions in Salvador
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Fortaleza, CE
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226 reviews 226 reviews
204 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This elevator is imponent and is a photo oportunity. It connects the high city with the low city and will take you from the Pelourinho to the market and port area. The ride is smooth but can be overcrowded in peak time.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Yes, Salvador has an elevator that connects the uptown with downtown! It is really cheap- R$ 0, 15 It is also really easy to figure out, it makes it easy to visit Pelourinho and Mercado Modelo in one instance

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great idea and so cheap 15cents each way, the lift connects the upper and lower parts of the city and only takes a few minutes, a fantastic view from the top and only a short walk to pelourinho from the top

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Seattle, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

When planning on traveling in Salvador, this is one of the attractions that came up as something to do. Since it's close to the Pelourinho district we decided to check it out. In the end, it's simply an elevator that takes you from the waterfront up to the main historical district, nothing fancy. Overall, if you're in the area you... More

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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Very cheap (15 Centavos) and definitely the best way on foot to get down from the Pelourinho area to the Mercado and Boat Quay for the various boat trips that are available. The guide books advice that you do not go along either roads left or right as you come out of the lift exit and I would thoroughly endorse... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This elevator takes you from the bottom of the town ( across from the big cool open market place) to the top historical place so it's a win win, super cheap, and pretty views ... And handy :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Elevador Lacerda is another impressive architecture of the beautiful Salvador. Before anything can be said, it is still a lift that is used by the people of Salvador to move between Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa for only $0.15 reais. The lift is very useful to quickly access Mercado Modelo (cidade baixa) and Praça da Sé (cidade alta). There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Lacrada Elevador, 1873, the first urban elevator for public transportation in the world is a must for whoever visits Salvador, Brazil. From the top of the elevator, one has a tremendous sunset view of the old city and the bay; and one can taste the ice cream Cubana, a local legend. Because of public mix, you ought to be alert... More

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Surrey, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Well preserved and used by local, tourists and all. It really costs only R$0.15. Great views from the top outside. Lots of young couples buying pastels and suco and going down the elevator at sunset. Once you're in, not glass and quickly gets you to the ground floor. Worth trying the street food (we did and did not get sick).... More

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Haifa, Israel
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The elevator is the best and cheapest (0.15 R!!!) to move between the old city to the lower city, where the mercado modelo is located. but try to stay out of it in the morning hours, mainly in the way up, too many brazilians going up...

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