Rua da Barroca extending from Rua das Salgadeiras to Travessa da Queimada, like the streets of Atalaia, Rosa, Gáveas or Norte, is one of the first streets to be torn in the 16th century in the old Andrades estate, said Vila Nova de Andrade, which from the establishment of the brothers of San Roque on the site will adopt the name of Bairro Alto de San Roque.
Founded in 1947, O Faia remains to this day as a reference in Lisbon night.
In more than half a century of existence, with daily Fado nights, big names were a regular presence in this house, starting with the founder, Lucilia do Carmo, herself an important figure in the history of Fado, and continuing with her son, Carlos do Carmo, who directed the destinations of O Faia until 1980. Here sang names such as Alfredo Marceneiro, Tristão da Silva, Fernando Mauricio, Ada de Castro, Beatriz da Conceição, Vasco Rafael, Camané, among others. Currently, the presence of Lenita Gentil, Anita Guerreiro, Ricardo Ribeiro and António Rocha, accompanied by Fernando Silva on the Portuguese guitar and Paulo Ramos on the guitar, continue this tradition.
Faia is today classified by the Lisbon City Hall as an establishment of historical interest.