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Elevator Lacerda

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Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
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All reviews lower city mercado modelo elevator takes cidade baixa upper part nice view post card old city local market lift ride alta centavos saves 15cents landmark tourists
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s one of the recommended site to view the port and sea in Bahia It’s next to souvenirs shops but might not be the cheapest place to buy stuff so just compare. It’s located south of the pelourinho path

Thank KhuramM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited to visit the market when I went to Salvador do I took my daughter and my friend from Scotland and we really got very disappointed, was nothing different or excited to buy. I really don't recommend was a wasted of time.

Thank Aurelia N
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Aurelia, thank you for your visit to Salvador. You are always welcome to the city. @visitsalvadordabahia #visitsalvadordabahia Prefeitura Municipal do Salvador

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Usually is very fast, but sometimes it is busy and we have to wait in the queue. It is 2 minutes to get at the upper city and it is a close no glass elevator, so nothing exciting about the ride itself, but the view...More

Thank LucieneSalvador
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This iconic elevator is certainly worth the 15 centavos for a trip up or down. The terrace views at the top are worth more than that!

Thank suhzee
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

You must visit the Elevator if you are touring the area. It's a landmark, and really very functional for getting a person from point A to point B. It costs money, 15 centanavo. Probably equal to about 5 cents. Kind of strange that it costs...More

Thank Martine Courant R
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Hello Martine Courant, The Elevador Lacerda is one of the main postcards of Salvador, it has four cabins, which take seconds to transport its visitors between the high and low cities. The view he provides only when it strikes the high city, is also the...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018

You go to the upper or lower part of the city center for 15 BRL cents. In the upper part, it has a wonderful view of the marine and lower city center.More

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PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Hello Romulo, the Lacerda Elevator is one of the main means of transportation for the soteropolitan and tourists, which connects the upper city to the lower city and actually has a beautiful view of the Bay of All Saints. Welcome to Salvador! Siga Salvador: @visitsalvadordabahia...More

Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice place, I thought that it was a view open window elevator, no it's just an elevator. Nice views from the terrace before entering. It's only 0,15 reales so you must carry coins, it's easier. When you've exit the Lacerda Elevator you could cross the...More

Thank Guillex13
DITUR S, Gerente de relações com clientes at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

At the time of its construction, there was no concept of panoramic elevator, and now it can't be changed because it's historical patrimonium, that's why it doesn't have an open view. Thanks for your comment and evaluation, we hope you can visti our city again,...More

Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Saves you a trip and a loads of stairs, definitely good experience if visiting Salvador. Before you get in (at the top) get around and enjoy the view..More

Thank Zilberstein1980
DITUR S, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

In addition to being a Monument to the engineering of the time, being the first urban elevator in the world, it offers a magnificent view of the Plaza Cayru, also takes us to the high city where other equally important tourist points are. Thank you...More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This looks interesting from the outside but in reality it’s just an elevator it doesn’t even have windows in it. Keeping in mind it is only 15 cents and is a convenient way to get down to the market. There is a tram a block...More

Thank Ben W
DITUR S, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018
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O Elevador Lacerda tem enorme valor histórico, arquitetônico, tecnológico, cultural para a cidade, representa muito do nosso pioneirismo. O bonde,...More

Reviewed March 6, 2018

Subir ao alto da cidade e chegar ao pelourinho e contemplar a vista incrível desse monumento histórico é sensacional ! Up to high city you will arrive at Pelourinho (Very famous) and get a awsome view of the city from this historic monument it is...More

Thank Filipe M
Elevador Lacerd... e, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018
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Olá, Filipe M! Gratidão pelas palavras. Do alto das torres do Elevador Lacerda, descortina-se a vista da Baía de Todos-os-Santos,...More

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