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Masquerades in Costa Rica

Masquerades in Costa Rica

The Masquerades are a tradition that has permeated the culture of tico, as popular entertainment that usually make their appearance in fairs or festivities. But the practice of masquerades in the Central Valley appears to be the result of the influence of not only...

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A Monument to our identity

A Monument to our identity

On 15 September 1895, National Monument was unveiled for the first time before the astonished gaze of hundreds of Costa Rican. The ceremony was led by President Rafael Yglesias and served to show the Costa Rican and Central American delegates the military power of the...

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The neighborhood of the bourgeoisie: Amon.

The neighborhood of the bourgeoisie: Amon.

Amon Fasileau Duplantier, a french coffee producer, started Barrio Amon’s urbanization in 1897. He was brother in law of Hipólito Tournón Captenat and legal representative of his family, who owned a coffee mill located on the premises where the Barrio Amon is located...

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