As Salvador’s financial district, Comércio is full of closely packed high-rises. While it’s primarily the domain of those working in financial fields, Comércio offers a wealth of cultural attractions and stunning city vistas.
Comércio is somewhat lower in elevation than the rest of Salvador. To descend from the main part of the city to this neighbourhood, you can take the distinctive Elevator Lacerda. Plan a few extra minutes to take photographs of the elevator with the Bay of All Saints behind it.
The Elevator Lacerda is the most popular way to get to Comércio from Pelourinho, the historic center of Salvador. If you’re coming from the south, you can ride the cable car that runs from behind the Cathedral of Salvador to Francisco Gonçalves Street in lower Comercio. Salvador’s urban bus network also provides transportation to Comercio.