Elevador Lacerda
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Elevador Lacerda

This gorgeously restored Art Deco outdoor elevator is a symbol of Salvador and connects the city's cidade alta (upper city) with the cidade baixa (lower city). Zooming up and down 72 meters (236 feet) in 30 seconds, it's an iconic ride with sweeping marina and sea views and a rich history: Jesuits first installed a rope-and-pulley system here in 1610, which was replaced by an iron and steam contraption in 1868 and finally with the current electric system in 1928.

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