Lacerda’s Elevator accessibility

  • Lacerda’s Elevator accessibility

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    So, I saw an image of a narrow tower attached to a walkway overlooking a beautiful bay and it got me interested enough to find out it is called Lacerda’s Elevator in Salvador, Brazil. I assumed that because it was an elevator, it should be accessible…. but, it is really old, so who knows!

    On the Salvador tourist website it suggests “Accessibility: path with difficulties and very high parapet for wheelchair” but not sure exactly what that means…

    I doubt I’ll ever get there, but am still interested to know if it is accessible!

  • kenigor

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Yes, this is a quite famous touristic point in Salvador, Bahia.
    It’s the first public urban elevator in the world, build in 1873.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN1RS7sVz3g

    I think they mean there’s a high wall blocking the low view that could be hard for wheelchair users to see. This video is not so good but maybe gives us an idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1DbJ0O3Ap0

    The building seems accessible though. 🙂

  • Josh Grisdale

    Member
    March 25, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Thank you so much! I see what you mean about the height for the second video with the guy in the wheelchair.

    Great view (if you can see it!)

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