Near Elevator da Bica.
Residents Bica always maintained a close connection with the sea life of the Tagus . This picturesque neighborhood is composed of a set of walkways , stairways , Quelhas and alleys . Its origin dates back to a natural disaster . In 1597 a landslide between the Alto de Santa Catarina and Alto das Chagas formed a steep valley that gave the appearance Bica . At this time , Lisbon was much sought after by outsiders who wanted to work on the river . The large population increase made that areas of Bica , Sao Paulo and Boavista were inhabited by sailors , fishermen , watermen , fishmongers and all kinds of saleswomen . It is believed that the name of the district derives from a fountain whose water flows noisily for a tank of the eighteenth century, in the courtyard or Broas Vila Pinheiro . Stay on the Walk of Bica . In addition to this , this space consists of names like the Walk of Bica Small, Alley of Aciprestes , Largo de Santo Antoninho , Bica Duarte Melo , Rua do Almada , the famous Bica elevator . It is this that maintains close ties between Santa Catarina and Bica and Bairro Alto. However , not all boil down spouts and fountains to place names . Built in 1675 , Bica Eye is known for its effectiveness in treating eye diseases . In this neighborhood , were frequent cries of watermen , mostly Galezes that filled the streets of sounds and human presence . In Lisbon , the lack of water was often. The spouts and fountains were usually venues .