Salvador‘s Elevador Lacerda (elevator to upper town) is an engineering and historical landmark that has served a practical purpose for its people since the 1800s. The elevator connects the business center to the older parts of town. Originally built in 1869, it was fitted with hydraulic shafts in 1906 and modernized in the 1930s and 60s by the Otis elevator engineering company.
Built with two towers and a concrete covered walkway that opens to the higher street level, the elevator is a major attraction in the heart of Salvador, Brazil. Today, the elevator’s four cabins can carry 128 people at capacity.
The elevator is one of the best places to view the Fort of Santu-Antonio-da-Barra. The top of the elevator is also a great place to view the port and the sea. It is listed as part of the historical heritage of Brazil by IPHAN.Places nearby:
Igreja do Senhor do Bonfim: Site of the Festa do Bonfim 5 km / 3 mi
Olinda Is a Vision When You're at Alto Da Se 681 km / 423 mi
Plaza Botero Botero's Legacy in Colombia 760 km / 472 mi
Jose Lins Do Rego Cultural Center: A Cultural Center With Historic Significance 764 km / 475 mi
Paraibano Craft Market, Brazil: The Regional Craft Market in Brazilian Paris 766 km / 476 mi