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Spanish School AMAUTA in Cusco, Peru is the best place to learn Spanish in Peru. We provide in-depth Spanish lessons and a cultural immersion experience for everyone. Our students step outside of the Spanish classroom to enjoy the Peruvian culture, make Spanish-speaking friends, and travel in Peru. During or after your Spanish lesson, you can, volunteer in Peru where you will really get the chance to improve your Spanish language skills and give back to the Peruvian community.

Here at the AMAUTA blog, we aim to keep our Spanish alumni, current and future students, and anyone who is interested in Peruvian and Latin American culture, the most relevant information about what is happening in Peru. We´ll post fun articles about our Spanish School in Peru, Tips to learn Spanish, how to get the most out of your Spanish classes in Cusco, advice on how to prepare for your trip to Peru, life in Cusco, Peruvian cuisine, Peruvian festivals, what to do in Cusco, and much more.

After reading our blog, you’ll know exactly why you want to study Spanish at AMAUTA Spanish School in Peru! Hasta pronto!

What to do on A Weekend Trip to Uruguay

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What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

What to do Weekend Trip to Uruguay

If you are learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, make sure you program a day (or longer) for a visit to Uruguay. Especially Colonia del Sacramento, a charming colonial town, should be on top of your list. Colonia is located just an hour away by ferry from Buenos Aires. From here, you can take the bus to the Uruguayan capital city Montevideo, just three hours away.

So if you are looking for a nice tour on your What to do in Buenos Aires listing, make sure you do not forget Colonia nor Montevideo. Uruguayans are very friendly people, the landscape is beautiful and serene and the Uruguayan food (fresh from the sea) is amazing! Why miss the chance of seeing this magnificent country? A weekend trip to Uruguay can be easily arranged, for example at the administration of our Spanish School in Buenos Aires, and will be an unforgettable experience! Below, you will find an example itinerary of what to do in a weekend in Uruguay. (more…)

Typische Spaanse woorden om te gebruiken in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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Typical words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Typische Spaanse woorden om te gebruiken in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

Onze nieuwe studenten, klaar voor hun Spaanse cursus in Buenos Aires, komen al vanaf dag één in aanraking met het typische accent van de Argentijnse mensen die hier wonen: de Porteños. Over de jaren heeft er zich in Buenos Aires een soort eigen taal ontwikkele, met “vreemde” Spaanse woorden en veel slang en straattaal. Als je een in Buenos Aires bent om Spaans te leren, is het leuk om een paar van deze typische Argentijnse uitdrukkingen te weten, ze worden veel gebruikt in deze multiculturele stad!
Hieronder vind je een lijstje met de belangrijkste en meest gebruikte woorden en Spaans/ Argentijnse uitdrukkingen zoals die gebruikt worden door de Argentijnen in Buenos Aires:
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Best Things to do in Mendoza

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Best Things to do in Mendoza

Best Things to do in Mendoza

When in Argentina, the famous wine region of Mendoza is a must-visit. Therefore, a weekend in Mendoza is a must-do for our Spanish students in Buenos Aires. The beautiful province of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes. Find out here what are the Best Things to do in Mendoza.

Mendoza holds over 1000 vineyards and is responsible for 2/3 of Argentina’s wine production. Have you ever heard of a wine label called Malbec? This is the main export of Mendoza and is produced in 3 main regions within the province: Maipú, Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. A trip to Mendoza will allow you to enjoy wine tastings in various bodegas, go horseback riding or bike riding during the sunset or hike one of the beautiful trails of the Andes Mountains. What are you waiting for? Check out here the Best Things to do in Mendoza.
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Typical Spanish words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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Typical words to use in Buenos Aires: Qué Buena Onda!!

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:
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Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

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Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!

In Argentina, Halloween is called “Noche de Brujas” and even though the country is not known for extravagant Halloween celebrantions, people are still dressing up in Vampire and Zombie costumes. The capital city of Buenos Aires hosts many Halloween parties and events that are all about enjoying and celebrating this scary thrill. Buenos Aires holds a large number of foreigners residents – among them students learning Spanish in Buenos Aires, volunteers and expats – and travellers! Most of them are more than interested in celebrating this international day and having some fun. We made a list of a few parties on this freaky Friday (and Thursday)!! Halloween in Buenos Aires: let’s get your horror on!
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Buenos Aires: De hoofdstad van het ijs!

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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

Buenos Aires: De hoofdstad van het ijs!

Al onze Spaanse studenten weten het al van hun eerste dag in de Argentijnse hoofdstad: Buenos Aires is de hoofdstad van het ijs en een haven voor zoetekauwen.

In het algemeen staat Buenos Aires bekend om zijn goede gastronomie, en dan vooral om zijn toetjes, zoetigheden en ijsjes. Daarom zal je heel veel cafés, gebakswinkels en ijssalons (heladerías) tegenkomen in deze stad. Bij de meesten kun je de heerlijkste smaken proeven. Buenos Aires staat bekend om zijn hoge kwaliteit ijs. Ijs vormt een belangrijk aspect van de Argentijnse cultuur, eigenlijk al vanaf de Italiaanse immigratie in de 19de eeuw. Eén van de favoriete smaken van de Argentijnen en onze studenten is “Dulce de Leche”! Dit typische, (hele) zoete ingrediënt wordt gebruikt in heel veel taarten, cakes, koekjes en welk zoet gerecht maar ook die je kunt vinden in Argentinië.

In dit artikel, kan je een overzicht terugvinden van de beste plekken om jouw suikerige behoeftes te beantwoorden terwijl je Spaans in Buenos Aires leert.
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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

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Buenos Aires: The Capital of Ice Cream

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.

In this article, you will find an overview of the best places to satisfy your sugary needs while learning Spanish in Buenos Aires.
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Een tocht door de geschiedenis van Palacio Barolo

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Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo

Een tocht door de geschiedenis van Palacio Barolo

Wist je…. …dat je Spaans aan het leren bent in Buenos Aires, in wat eens het hoogste gebouw in Zuid-Amerika was? Ga omhoog naar de lighthouse en je zult prachtige uitzichten van Buenos Aires en omgeving aantreffen. En heb je jezelf ooit afgevraagd waarom dit gebouw een dergelijk speciale architectuur heeft? Palacio Barolo is in werkelijkheid één van de grootse monumenten in de wereld geïnspireerd door de populaire Italiaanse poëet Dante Alighieri. Achter elk stukje architectuur hier schuilt een historisch en mythisch verhaal. Nadat je dit artikel hebt gelezen, zal je nooit meer op dezelfde manier naar de Spaanse lessen gaan. Wij nodigen je uit om deze: tocht door de geschiedenis van Palacio Barolo, te lezen.

Dante’s The Divine Comedy

Meneer Barolo en de Italiaanse architect Mario Palanti waren beiden grote fans van Dante’s werk. Daarom besloten ze om een heel gebouw aan hem te weiden dat het Barolo Palacio werd in 1980, met Dante als hun grootste inspiratiebron. (more…)

Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires

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Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires!
Visit San Telmo for your multicultural Sunday in Buenos Aires!

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.

 
 
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Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo

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Journey through the History of Palacio Barolo

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…)