By walking through the alleys and backstreets in Taipa Village, visitors are placed in the midst of its long-established culture and traditions. In its main square, live performances and busking musicians provide the ideal backdrop for soaking up the atmosphere of living history. As a distinguished alternative to the gaming buzz of the Cotai tourist area, Taipa Village offers a rich and culturally diverse arts and entertainment scene in which visitors can enjoy such offerings as traditional Portuguese folk dance amid an abundance of streetmosphere. Arts will be a central part of the evolution of the Taipa Village brand. This landmark destination, with its up and coming art galleries and signature cultural events, will be key to creating a major hub for arts and entertainment in the area.