The Rua Direita (which means “right or strait” in Portuguese) was the common name for the medieval main streets and is the skeleton of Taipa Village urban fabric. The “epicenter” of Taipa Historical Center is located in the former slaughterhouse, a few meters from the Yec Long Factory main gate. The boundaries are delimitated by the Avenida Olimpica, Regedor Street and the new Road of the Bay of Our Lady of Hope.
In the Taipa historical center had an important legacy of 18th century buildings. On the surrounding streets were located the first public market, temples, a pawn tower, several shops and restaurants, government department, Church, library, the 5 painted green houses museum, the former hangar of the sea planes squadron (still exist, now a dilapidated government building), etc. The group of these clustered buildings is what creates a pleasant historical and cultural ambience.