Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator), Salvador

Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator), Salvador (must see)

Lacerda Elevator is a public elevator in Salvador that connects the historical center of the upper city (Cidade Alto) with the financial and commercial lower city (Cidade Baixa). The elevator is 236 feet high.

Lacerda Elevator, built between 1869 and 1873, used hydraulic energy at first. The elevator was converted to electric in 1906. Its exterior was refurbished in 1930 in a new Art Deco style.

Lacerda Elevator consists of two towers with four lifts. One of the towers is embedded within the Mountain Slope (Ladeira da Montanha). The other reaches the level of the lower city or Cidade Baixa. Each of the four lifts can carry 27 passengers during its 30-second ride.

The elevator was named for Antonio de Lacerda, the director of the Commercial Association of Bahia at the time it was built.

Lacerda Elevator was listed as a historical site by the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage in 2006.

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Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator) on Map

Sight Name: Elevador Lacerda (Lacerda Elevator)
Sight Location: Salvador, Brazil (See walking tours in Salvador)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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