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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 over pretty quick, but it delivers you to the best part of town, the beautiful historic section, you simply must.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you go to Salvador, just remember that it was the first capital from Brazil, so the Portuguese traces are everywhere, specially on the high part of the city, and to bring you up and down this is the best facility to visit!

Thank Jimcastro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's over pretty quick, but it delivers you to the best part of town, the beautiful historic section, you simply must.

Thank Carolyn P
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As most attractions in Salvador, the Elevator is not worth a visit for what it is today, but because of its history.

Thank Pierre-Edouard S
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about. It's a plain old elevator. However, if you're down by the port and want to get up to the high part of old town by foot this is the way. You certainly don't want to walk up the access streets. Just not worth the risk of being mugged. The elevator is enclosed (you would think... More 

Thank Nasafi P
Salvador, BA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modernized and efficient way to get from lower town, where you will no doubt have gone shopping at Mercado Modelo, to the higher city duistrict of Pelhourinho (Unesco world heritage historical site). For a mere 15 centevos, about 5cents US enjoy the ride; and if you are a senior citizen use the free entrance --- wow what a saving!

Thank yottawa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's not historical by any means! Just a modern elevator to take you up and down. Also there is glass everywhere so the photos won't be good

Thank Moheb E
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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)

Thank Micael R
Mission Bay, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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!

Thank Craig L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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.

Thank 40familyof4
Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

Thank Cantharino

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