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Review of Elevator Lacerda

Elevator Lacerda
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Compared to the rest of the colonial quarter or Pelo, as it is known, this elevator which has four lifts is art deco in style and really stands out. Connecting the Cidade Alta and Cidade Baixa it conveys thousands of people a day and relatively quick if all lifts are working.

A bargain at R $0.15 for around 20 seconds is a cheap thrill ride and one of the best ways to get up/down the city’s sections. Salvador is hilly and this saves a taxi ride or some legwork - not ideal to use the elevator at night.

Fantastic views to Todos os Santos Bay can be seen from behind the elevator or at the nearby plaza in Cidade Alta. As with most practical ways to get round the city it can be crowded with a variety of people.

Enjoy your experience!

Thank Globebugs
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Elevador Lacerda is definitely the best way to connect between the low and the higher parts of the city during day time. Currenly only one of the elevators is working, but there are signs everywhere saying that they are renovating the elevators. In order to transport passengers in a nicer, faster and safer way. Although the signs are there I haven't really seen anybody working.
The ride in the elevator is quick and the price is very low, with a free of only R0,15 cents!
As there is not safer way to get from the low to the higher parts of the city or the other way around, besides taking a cab I would definitely recommend using it during day time. But be careful after sundown!

Thank Tessiii
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

The Elevador Lacerda is a historical lift build to connect the downtown with the rest of the city in 1873. It is located in front of the Bahia de Todos os Santos´s Bay with a GREAT view to the ocean and the downtown. Nice sunsets from there and you can see the Mercado Modelo and Solar do Unhão on the bottom of the elevator. Pelourinho, restaurants, the Igerja de São Francisco church, Jorge Amado museum and other attractions are right on the side, 5min walking.

There is no ticket to buy but you pay just R$0,15 to use the lift each way. 72 meters high and it is open everyday from 7AM to 11PM. It is not very conserved by the authorities and sometimes one or two of the cabs are not working. The files to wait for the cabs are big but you dont wait too much time - the longest would be 5-7mins - depending on the time and day. Be careful with the burglars and pickpockets, there are everywhere.

Thank Ana O
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This elevador is the quickest and easiest way to get from Cidade Alta to the Comércio district of Cidade Baixa. The beautiful art-deco elevator complex is conveniently located in Praça Municipal on the edge of Salvador's Pelourinho district. It only costs R$.15 or about a dime to take the twenty second plunge to street level. The elevador is a popular way to get up or down, what with the nearby funicular out of service for nearly two years and taxis costing a little more and taking a bit longer. At night the elevador is lit up in garish blue and pink, adding color to a mesmerizing waterfront skyline.

Thank ajaceman
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Practical architectural feature to go from upper and lower city in Salvador. 30 second ride if that. Elevator fits a lot of people. The only sketchy experience I had while in the city. An emotionally disturbed individual boarded, but he was calm on the way down only to pick up the craziness after disembarking. Whatever. July 2009

Thank Leaving_Samsara
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