The Bica Funicular (Portuguese: Ascensor da Bica), sometimes known as the Elevador da Bica is situated on the edge of the Pombaline downtown area of Lisbon overlooking the Tagus River, implanted along an axis dominated by an accentuated slope. Its course follows an area of predominantly rental buildings constructed during the 18th century.
The Bica funicular, much like the Funicular of Lavra and the Glória Funicular, is moved by the Tramway system: using cable and water weights, with the cars equipped with water deposits.
The mechanical motor of the elevator was installed in 1890, after the conclusion of the public work. Yet, the lift only began functioning on 28 June 1892, after a couple of years of tests.