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Salvador and the Bahia Coast Sights

Updated 06/24/2013

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For a few centavos, ascend 236 feet in about a minute in the world's first urban elevator, which runs between Praça Visconde de Cayrú in the Lower City and the Paço Municipal in the Upper City. Built in 1872, the elevator originally ran on hydraulics. It was electrified when it was restored in the 1930s. Bahians joke that the elevator is the only way to "go up" in life. Watch out for pickpockets when the elevator's crowded.

Sight Information

Address:

West side of Praça Visconde de Cayrú, Salvador, 40015–900, Brazil

Sight Details:

  • R$0.25
  • Daily 5am–midnight

Updated 06/24/2013

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