We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elevator Lacerda

Closed Now: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open today: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Book In Advance
All photos (3,303)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average28%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lower city”(23 reviews)
“mercado modelo”(30 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Salvador
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Praca Visconde de Cayru | Centro, Salvador, State of Bahia 40015-170, Brazil
City Center
Ways to Experience Elevator Lacerda
from USD 114.30
More Info
from USD 62.00
More Info
Reviews (8,131)
Filter reviews
222 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
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
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 222 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend dragged me here to show me Brazil’s first elevator. Highlight was queuing up, doors shut, elevator went down, 10 seconds later doors open and we walk out. Blew my mind!

Thank rorosaffell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elevador Lacerda is one of Salvador's most knows attractions. It is a link between lower city and higher city. You can ride the elevator and skip the journey to climb their 'ladeiras'. I went there on a Tuesday on a low season and instead of...More

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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 17 September 2018 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 18 September 2018

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

Reviewed 21 August 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 20 August 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 19 August 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 martinecourantr
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 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 30 July 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

Thank romuloromeu
PrefeituraDeSalvador, Gerente at Elevator Lacerda, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 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 13 May 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 15 May 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 30 April 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 2 May 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

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 nearby hotels
Arthemis Hotel
48 reviews
.15 km away
Fera Palace Hotel
554 reviews
.21 km away
Hotel Don Juan
16 reviews
.23 km away
Bahiacafe Hotel
672 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8,358 nearby restaurants
A Cubana Sorvetes - Desde 1930.
232 reviews
.06 km away
Restaurante Ravyolli
7 reviews
.18 km away
Lanchonete Veneza
7 reviews
.15 km away
M.S Garcia
6 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 390 nearby attractions
Misericordia Museum
453 reviews
.14 km away
Basilica e Santuario Nossa Senhora da Conceicao da Praia
409 reviews
.20 km away
Basilica Cathedral
464 reviews
.36 km away
Monumento da Cruz Caida
616 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Elevator Lacerda staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines