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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.  

Los 12 Platos de la Semana Santa en Cusco

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The 12 Plates of Holy Week in Cusco

Es tradición en Cusco tener un banquete de 12 platos ya sea el jueves o el viernes de Semana Santa. Tradicionalmente era el jueves, el día antes de que Cristo fuera crucificado, en recuerdo de la Última Cena de Jesús con sus discípulos. Sin embargo, algunas familias en Peru preparan los 12 platos el Viernes Santo para que toda la familia pueda estar presente. Las familias se reúnen alrededor de la mesa para recordar el sacrificio de Cristo.

Las 12 platos son diversos, pero la carne no está permitida porque la mayoría de la gente hace ayuno de carnes rojas en honor a Cristo. Por lo general, hay 6 platos salados y 6 platos dulces, y estos platos varían entre las familias dependiendo de sus preferencias.