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Elevator Lacerda

Neighborhood: City Center
As featured in 3 Days in Salvador
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Address: Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
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The lift is the way to the upper city it is well organized,effective and cheap it is one of icons of Salvador

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Mostafa A
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The lift is the way to the upper city it is well organized,effective and cheap it is one of icons of Salvador

Thank Mostafa A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited to see and say i went, but i wouldn't say its a must. Its ok because of the view, and is a "shortcut" from the walking, but definitely not a must. The smell of urine, not-so-friendly surroundings on bottom, extensive line are more reasons to take the long way and walk.

Thank Kathryn C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Useful to get to the prettier top of the town and the market square. Many people found this town unsafe with pick pockets and other more violent people. We were on a cruise ship visiting here, I was mugged and had my property stollen and I was not the only person this happened to.. I would not recommend Savador.

Thank Maureen K
Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For less than a buck, ride the elevator up to old town. There was no wait, and the 30 second ride saves you from switch-backing up the hillside. This was a port visit for our cruise line, and I liked that we were able to dock right downtown. The elevator was a 5 minute walk from the terminal. A nice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The elevator is a great way to travel, however I do not think it is so much a tourist attraction as it is a means of getting from the top to the bottom of the city, and vice versa. The queues to use the lift are long and used mainly by locals (it is very cheap to travel on) however,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elevator connected to Mercado and to polurinoh if your in polurinoh u can go down and walk 2 min to Mercado anyways the elevator not important to use unless u want to go to Mercado

Thank Ranyhowayek
Goiania, GO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

It doesn´t matter if are going up after seing the Mercado or if you are going down after walking around Pelourinho, it is always a nice view !

Thank Kedma
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Interesting, but not a wider outside of Salvador, while you are touring old town, look at the hill it sits on, fort ruins, old stone walls, great view, nice to see, read the history, combined upper and lower town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

I bumped into it without looking! I just needed a way to get back up to Pelo and there it was...very cheap to ride and the views from the top were great!

Thank d_kin31
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Elevadora Lacerda is justthe second after Pelourinho place, who everybody knows. I wanted to tell you that following right down the hill, you will get to a cousin of Elevadora Lacerda. Its another, opened car elevator and you can take great pictures from it. It costs nothing.

Thank Misssalissa

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