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Elevator Lacerdo Tips (3)

Take the elevator

Salvador is devided in to a new part of town by the harbour and an old part situated on a hill.
To get from one side to the other you need to take an old elevator.
It's possible to go by road aswell, but it takes much longer and it's not a very safe road.
The elevator costs next to nothing and it's quite interesting.
It was build in the 1930´s and have a very typical design from that time pocket and it has become one of the landmarks of Salvador.

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Nov 07, 2009

The famously massive Lacerda elevator

Salvador consists of an upper (Cidade Alta) and a lower (Cidade Baixa) city. The upper city is home to the historic district that is Pelourinho, the lower district is many things, but as far as tourism goes, home to the Mercado Modelo.

If you walk between the upper and lower city it's quite steep, but doable. You can also take a cab between the two, but it seems the most famous way to get between the two is this claustrophobic elevator. It costs like .60 real each way. You'll be bombarded by vendors at each end. Enjoy!

Before you take the elevator down to the lower city take a moment to look out over the water, a really nice view awaits you...

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sunlovey
Jun 01, 2005

Elevator Lacerdo

It doesn't get much cheaper than this. If I remember right, it was only .05 reais to ride on the elevator to the lower town. It reminded me of the elevator in Lisbon in its art deco design.

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Pelourinho

The historical centre itself, which revolves around the Pelourinho quarter with its triangular place, is characterized by its fidelity to the 16th-century plan, the density of its monuments, and the...
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Catedral Basilica

Next to the cathedral one walks along a passage with pictures of all heads of the Salvador Catholic Church. At the end of the passage a massive ballroom can be found with more beautiful paintings,...
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Lacerda Elevator

In 20 seconds, Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) takes you from Praca Tome de Souza in Cidade Alta (the Upper City) to the Praca Cairu in Cidade Baixa (the Lower City). You travel more than 70...
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Mercado Modelo

Mercado Modelo is a Salvador's largest market and one of Salvador's landmarks. An old covered market with the best selection of the artesanato in the city, is set on its own by the old harbour, across...
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Lagoa do Abaeté

The city of Salvador has a lagoon where laundrywomen used to launder in the past. Nowadays there are some public buddles close to the lagoon, where laundrywomen still do hand wash. You can see them...
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Fundação Casa de Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado is a well known writer born near Salvador, Bahia. In this museum (it was closed when I was in Salvador and did not visit it) you can know more about his books and life. It is located in...
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