Elevador Lacerda

The Lacerda Elevator (Elevador Lacerda) is a public urban elevator located in Salvador, Brazil, connecting the lower city (Cidade Baixa) to the upper city (Cidade Alta).[1] The 72 metres (236 ft) elevator was built between 1869 and 1873; it was named after Antônio de Lacerda, director of the Commercial Association of Bahia.[2][3] It was a hydraulic elevator at first; later operating by electricity since 1906. The elevator towers were renovated in 1930, in an Art Deco styling. The Lacerda Elevator has two towers, one that pierces the stone slope of the Ladeira da Montanha, and other, more visible, that goes to the level of the Cidade Baixa. The elevator has four lifts, carrying 27 passengers each on a 30-second ride costing 0.15 reais. In 2019 it transported more than 33,000 passengers per day.[4]

Lacerda Elevator
Elevador Lacerda
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General information
LocationSalvador, Bahia, Brazil
Coordinates12°58′27″S 38°30′48″W / 12.97417°S 38.51333°W / -12.97417; -38.51333
Height72 meters
Reference no.1497

The elevator was listed as historical heritage of Brazil by IPHAN, on 7 December 2006.[5]

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  1. ^ Afolabi, Niyi (2016-05-01). Ilê Aiyê in Brazil and the Reinvention of Africa. Springer. ISBN 9781137598707.
  2. ^ "Bahia (2.)" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. III (9th ed.). 1878. pp. 239–240.
  3. ^ Ridings, Eugene (2004-03-11). Business Interest Groups in Nineteenth-Century Brazil. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521531290.
  4. ^ "Elevador Lacerda tem o dia com o maior número já registrado de pessoas transportadas". Bahia Notícias (in Portuguese). Salvador, Bahia. 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  5. ^ "Notícia: Iphan tomba Elevador Lacerda e Edifício da Bolsa de Santos e registra a Feira de Caruaru - IPHAN - Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional". portal.iphan.gov.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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