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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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It's just a lift

I understand this is probably the most famous land mark in Salvador, but it is just a lift rally. One can't even see anything when 'riding' it. 0,15 is really cheap though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is my first time in Salvador. I took the famous elevator down to the lower city. Check out the Mercado. One thing to be aware of is people trying to sell stuff on the street. They will try to push jewelry on the tourists. Also, definitely recommend going during the day. I can see how it would be dangerous... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I understand this is probably the most famous land mark in Salvador, but it is just a lift rally. One can't even see anything when 'riding' it. 0,15 is really cheap though.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Don't be fooled by the long line, this is an elevator, nothing more, nothing less. For just a few cents, you too can enjoy the slow mechanical hum as an intricate pulley system carries you from level to level. That being said it does connect the "upper city" to the sea level city below. It's not an attraction in its... More 

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The elevator is a convenient way to get from the upper to the lower city and vice versa, but is nothing special. They should have installed glass on one side at least, so that people can see the views outside. Also, the queues can be long at times. Finally, watch out for being shortchanged when you pay for the ride.... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

There are some great views of the bay from the top of Lacerda and it's costs next to nothing to ride the elevator (that moves an average of 50,00 per day). as many of the side streets are so steep, or considered not that safe to walk this elevator takes some of the pain out of getting around. At the... More 

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africanmatrix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This elevaotr connects the lower city(commerce region) to the upper city (historic district) so go to Pelorinho get the the elevator visit mercado modelo buy your souvenir's there then go back up to Pelo for a meal and or drink

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

These lifts are used by the locals and the tourists to get up on the mountain and they also connect the two areas of the city; the area of the Mercado Modelo and the harbour and the historic centre Pelourinho. It is also very very cheap !!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I will start by acknowleding that, yes, as everyone has pointed out, this is literally just an elevator. However, it is incredibly useful and connects two amazing places... the Mercado Modelo and Pelourinho. It is wonderful being able to see both of those amazing sights together thanks to this elevator that only costs 15 centavos (R$0.15). Also, if you head... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

An important landmark in Salvador, nearby there are many points for beatiful pictures, a great place to meet the Bahia's root, nearby there is a Old market center, many histories.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nothing really to see here. They charge the locals and anyone else passing through to Mercado Modelo or nearby R$.15 to ride the elevator, or to just pass through for marina views. It's only .15, though, so I suppose no big deal. The best photos are taken outside, and the Salvador sign is out front. Not sure why this is... More 

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