Palácio Rio Branco
Once the political seat of colonial Brazil, the Praça Municipal is now a lively place to people-watch and see panoramic views over the...
Câmara Municipal is a 17th-century city hall, which occasionally puts on cultural exhibitions.
Fundo do Cravinho
Live samba nightly starting around 8pm, down an alley behind the eponymous bar.
One of Salvador’s oldest and best ice-cream shops.
Elevador Lacerda information
Lonely Planet review
The beautifully restored, art deco Elevador Lacerda connects the Cidade Alta with Comércio via four elevators traveling 72m in about 30 seconds. The Jesuits installed the first manual rope-and-pulley elevator around 1610 to transport goods and passengers from the port to the settlement. In 1868 an iron structure with clanking steam elevators was inaugurated, replaced by an electric system in 1928.
Facing the elevator are the impressive arches of the Câmara Municipal, the 17th-century city hall, which occasionally puts on cultural exhibitions.