Costa Rica News – Barrio Amon was the most elegant neighborhood in San Jose and it is now an artists’ quarter of historical interest. What will the future make it into? What will this generation do with the Amon neighborhood?
Last century, Amon was the first residential neighborhood of the coffee bourgeoisie of San Jose. There were houses for big families, with impressive indoor patios. Chickens were sold door to door.
Later, as people moved into suburbs and away from this center, it became desolate and gave way to a culture of prostitution and sex tourism. Buildings crumbled and the beauty faded. Crime took its place.
Now there are many who seek to remake Amon. On Saturday, March 3, starting at 9am, the Festival Amon Cultural will celebrate its fourth edition. 100 activities will take place at 42 points in the neighborhood.
The artistic festival will include 19 restaurants, 70 organizations, architecture, art and design, concerts, performing arts, and environmental and urban life groups.