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Elevator Lacerda

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Address: Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
Phone Number: (71) 3243-4030
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Just an elevator

I went there expecting a panoramic elevator but it is just a normal elevator to go from one part of the city to another. It costs 0,15 reais, a very cheap price. The view from the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I went there expecting a panoramic elevator but it is just a normal elevator to go from one part of the city to another. It costs 0,15 reais, a very cheap price. The view from the top is amazing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Went on this elevator as many people had reviewed on here, however once at the bottom didn't really see the point as not much to see. Didn't cost much so not a problem!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We took the elevator up the 236 feet to the old city . Great views of the city and harbour , and the Mercado Modelo . . There are four elevators that go up and down quickly , so a queue moves well. There is no fee for it , at least when we went there . The elevator is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Really good views of the harbour, the market and the city. Queue can be big but moves quickly. If there's a clear sky, you should get an amazing sunset view. Must visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This lift is the most obvious way to go up to the old city from the market and the cruise-ship terminal. It costs a nominal 15 centavos so that everyone can afford to use it. so you have a feeling of mixing with the people of Salvador as well as the tourists. Try to have the right change to hand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is one of the famous landmarks of Salvador. It is 142 years old, 236 ft tall connecting the lower and upper city of Salvador. Because of its height, we can see the beautiful harbour and Mercado Modelo ( good shopping ). At the upper city right beside the elevator is the famous Palace Rio Branco and many churches close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This elevator basically takes you from the ocean level of Salvador's port to the top of some cliffs overlooking the entire harbor. The views alone are worth it. But, they also have an interesting marketplace at the top and, if you're a senior (65+) you ride for free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Elevator takes you to the top level of the town, cost about 5 pence in sterling. Large queue that goes down quickly, worth doing just for the fact it is there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The beautifully restored, art deco Elevador Lacerda connects the Cidade Alta with Comércio via four elevators traveling 72m in about 30 seconds. Some 50.000 passengers make the trip every day (about 120 at a time) using four elevator. It's especially suitable for visiting of Mercado Modelo and the harbour. It is something you should do once. I wouldn't say its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Elevator Lacerda is a fantastic facility that joins the old city with the new city. From the Pelourinho you take the ride down to access the 'new city'. The ride is fast, safe & efficient. The views from the square where you get onto the elevator are wonderful. Recommended.

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