Calçada da Barra

  Calçada da Barra is the Portuguese name of the street. "Calçada" means "a steep path" and "Barra" means "the entrance to a harbour", referring now to the A-Ma Temple. Its steep gradient is the result of high elevation to the north and low elevation to the south, and hence the name "a steep path". This area is also known as the "Great Wall". The underlying reason is that during 19th century, one could still see the wall, which was built by the Portuguese in the Ming Dynasty, along Calçada da Barra, Rua da Barra, Largo do Lilau, and Rua do Padre Antonio, which formed the neighbourhood at the western foot of Colina da Penha.
  At the junction of Rua da Barra and Calçada da Barra, there is the well-known Maritime Administration building (which was also called "Moorish Barracks" and "navy barracks") built on the slope.
  Calçada da Barra features a silent northern section and a vibrant southern section. The "Great Wall" thus resembles a giant dragon painted by the faint brushstrokes of history, quietly contemplating both its seclusion and bustling noise.

Calçada da Barra