Hola! Welcome to the AMAUTA Spanish Schools blog!
At our Spanish Schools in Cusco and Buenos Aires, we provide the best Spanish courses and cultural immersion experiences for our students. We encourage our students to step outside of the Spanish classroom, to enjoy the local culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru and Argentina. During or after finishing your Spanish course, we greatly encourage participation in our volunteer program in Cusco or Buenos Aires, where you will really get the chance to practice and improve your Spanish language skills and give back to local community.
Here at our AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep you posted about what is happening out our Spanish schools, as well as what´s going on in and around the cities of Cusco and Buenos Aires. We´ll also post fun articles about Peruvian and Argentinian culture, cuisine, local fiestas, what to see in Cusco, & where to go in Buenos Aires, etc.
We´ll include advice about which weekend excursions to sign up for and which free cultural activities are available. And after reading our section of student reports, you´ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA in Cusco and Buenos Aires.
Of course the main reason is the character and the experiences of the cosmopoliitan city itself. Buenos Aires is one of the most amazing and lively cities of South America, full of culture, temperament, tango, arquitecture and so on. That’s why the Argentine capital is also called “the vibrant city that never sleeps”, full of museums, cafes, bars and history.
Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of Buenos Aires – all just a stone throw from our school building, located in the amazing Barolo Palace downtown Buenos Aires.
Besides that, the friendly people from Buenos Aires have a unique Spanish accent, however, you will be prepared to speak Spanish all over the world. Buenos Aires is a perfect location to live and learn the Spanish language, immersed in the amazing city life of Buenos Aires.
Hippest Outdoor Markets & alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires
When studying Spanish in Buenos Aires this month, you must have noticed: summer is in the air! November, December, January, February….. the best time of year for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires while exploring the beautiful city. And in particular: visit the hippest Outdoor Markets and alternative Ferias in Buenos Aires. Relaxed strolls over the numerous outdoor markets and alternative ferias in Buenos Aires, is one of the most fun activities during summertime in Argentina.
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Treasure hunt: You will be surprised about all the things you can spot on the markets of Buenos Aires! Throughout the city you will find loads of flea markets, artisan fairs, second hand items, organic and food ferias and all of them will get you into the relaxing and cosy vibe Buenos Aires is famous for! (more…)
Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!
When in Buenos Aires, our newly arrived Spanish students who registered for a Spanish course in Buenos Aires, encounter the typical accent of the Argentine people who live there: the Porteños and the Porteñas. Over the years, the city of Buenos Aires has developed its own language, filled with “strange” Spanish words and a lot of slang. Moreover, the Spanish speakers of Buenos Aires are known for their constant chatter. Therefore, to get fully integrated into the Argentine culture, you might want to know some of those typical Argentine words or expressions that are used in this multicultural city! The following is a list of the most important and most used typical words and phrases by the Argentine people in Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream
All our Spanish students know it, from their first day in the Argentine capital on: Buenos Aires is the capital of Ice Cream and a Haven for a Sweet Tooth!
Buenos Aires is famous for its gastronomy in general, and specially for the desserts, sweets and ice creams. And thus you will find loads of cafés, pastry shops and ice cream shops (heladerías) in this city. At most of these places, you will encounter the most delicious flavors. Buenos Aires is known for its high quality ice cream and it forms an important aspect of Argentine culture, since the Italian immigration during the 19th century. One of the favorite, typical Argentine flavors of many Spanish students at our school, is the famous “Dulce de leche”! This typical, (very) sweet ingredient is used in many cakes, pies, cookies and whatever sweet dish you can find in Argentina.
The opportunities to relax and visit interesting places in Buenos Aires are almost endless, for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. If you have decided to to take a Spanish course in Argentina, don’t worry about feeling bored not a single afternoon. The opportunities for activities in the Argentine capital are endless.
Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo
Did you know….. That you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, in what once was the tallest building in whole South-America? Go up to the lighthouse and you will encounter amazing views of the city center of Buenos Aires and surroundings. And have you ever wondered why this building has such a special architecture? Palacio Barolo is actually one of the largest monuments in the world inspired by the famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Every single piece of architecture here has a historical and mystic story behind it! After reading this article you will never go to Spanish classes as you did before. We invite you to read this Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo….
Dante’s The Divine Comedy
Mister Barolo and Italian architect Mario Palanti, were both big fans of Dante´s work. Therefore, they decided to dedicate a whole building to him which became the Barolo Palace in 1890, with Dante as their true inspiration. (more…)
In the southern hemisphere, Christmas falls in the summer, so traditions as real pine trees, telling stories around the fire or playing in the snow do not translate temperature wise. For most of our Spanish students, it will be quite a different Christmas this year, when they are now learning Spanish in Buenos Aires. Christmas is here is a mash up of the European traditions and summertime partying with friends and family.
Christmas in Argentina starts with Fiesta de la Virgen (a Catholic holiday revering Mary) on the 8th of December. This is the day on which the Argentine families put out the Christmas decorations and Christmas trees. (more…)
What to do in Mar del Plata?
As so many beautiful cities and locations in Argentina, Mar del Plata is a great weekend get-away for the Spanish students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires at AMAUTA Spanish School, especially in spring and summer.
You can find Mar del Plata in the southeast area of the province of Buenos Aires, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of the major fishing ports of Argentina. It’s also Argentina’s biggest seaside beach resort. Besides the beaches, Mar del Plata is the home to many good restaurants and bars. (more…)
AMAUTA Spanish School does not only belong to the most popular and professional Spanish Schools in Buenos Aires, preferred by many to study Spanish in Buenos Aires.
We also pride ourselves of our top location right in the city centre of the Argentina capital: you can find our Spanish school in the beatiful “Palacio Barolo”, or Barolo Palace at the Av de Mayo.
Barolo Palace is a national historic building in Buenos Aires; upon completion in 1923 it was highest building of South-America.
The government of the city of Buenos Aires has developed numerous applications to make our lives much easier. If you have registered for a learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, for sure those aps will be very useful for you. There are Apps, for public transport, wifi, and much more. Here is a list of all the most important apps that the Spanish students here at AMAUTA Buenos Aires use. (more…)