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Elevator Lacerda

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Address: Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
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This is cheap way to transit from the upper old town to the lower old town, from Pelourinho to the Merado Modelo, a fast ride and worthy. The elevator is quite safe and represents... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2016
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always heard about the Lacerda Elevator... Its beautiful from outside but when you get inside, it is a disappointment... its old, you have to pay 15cents and the queue can be huuuuuuge! It is just a elevator really...no views :( its totally closed and packed)

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Thank Micael R
Mission Bay, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elevator was a necessary tool to get from low to high town areas. The experience is average but views at top of lift are great. Basically you have no choice but to use this and it is cheap!

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Thank Craig L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special here. It's really cheap (0.15 reais), but it's really just an elevator that takes you from the upper or lower city to the opposite. It can get pretty crowded, but the line keeps moving.

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Thank 40familyof4
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is cheap way to transit from the upper old town to the lower old town, from Pelourinho to the Merado Modelo, a fast ride and worthy. The elevator is quite safe and represents mid 20th century technology at work.

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Thank Cantharino
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

The view fron the top is everything. The building is not completly in use, not atractive decoration and even decadent. But useful if you want to visit Peluriño and Mercado modelo area.

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Thank Bernardo S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This elevator connects cidade alta with comercio via four elevators. Old city center of pelourinho can be accessed by using these elevators which open up into open area. One can have great views of the city from the top and is very romantic place during the evenings. This elevator has gone thru lot of modern facelifts since the ancient times... More 

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Thank AmitChanda29
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

It is not the only way down, but the alternative is not worth doing. R.15 gets you a ride and it's usually quick, clean, organized and easy to enter the elevators. Just watch out for opportunist thieves looking for tourists. I had no problem, but kept aware.

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Thank Anjel50
Malaga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

This really is the only way to get up to the historic centre from the cruise terminal. We were lucky as there were no long queues. A few seconds ride which saves a lot of time and costs virtually nothing. A bit cramped and hot but grin and bear it!

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Thank Philspain22
Amsterdam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Cheap and nice ride to the lower part of the city or to get to the historic city centre. Just 0,15 reais for a single ride

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

To go from lower city to upper city it is a easy going trip and it cost you only 0,15 real cent. Because of the elevator it is easy to go for example to Mercado Modelo

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