Amón and Otoya Neighbourhoods
Known for their lovely sumptuous architecture and historic mansions
Historic areas north of Morazán Park and downtown
Above Parque Morazán and Parque de España, with Avenida 7 as its southern border, Barrio Amón and Barrio Otoya are known for being in parts something of an open-air museum of historic architecture, with long avenues lined with luxurious manses once belonging to the country's aristocrats and oligarchs. After the decline of these grandees, many of their grand structures fell on hard times. But in recent years many have been renovated as boutique hotels, restaurants, and the like. Also notable are the little neo-Victorian wood houses with porches and metal grates, such as the Alliance Française, the Castillo del Obispo, and the Casa Verde (all in Amón).