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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.  

11 sitios para visitar y cosas para hacer en el Valle Sagrado

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Friday May 22, 2020 - Posted by
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11 Must-Visit Sites & Things to Do in the Sacred Valley, Peru

11 sitios para visitar y cosas para hacer en el Valle Sagrado

A solo una hora en auto desde Cusco, el Valle Sagrado de los Incas en Perú lleva el nombre por la importancia que tuvo para el Inca, cuyas ciudadelas en ruinas y antiguas terrazas agrícolas se encuentran a lo largo del curso del valle. Es un lugar impresionante para visitar, flanqueado por montañas serradas y abundancia de maizales que crecen junto al río Urubamba que fluye a lo largo del fondo del valle. Para cualquier visitante a Cusco, el Valle Sagrado de los Incas es un lugar imperdible en su viaje a Perú.

De camino a la épica fortaleza inca de Machu Picchu, evite solo pasar por el valle sagrado y, en su lugar, pase unos días explorando uno de los mercados artesanales más grandes y dinámicos del Perú, minas de sal precolombinas e incluso hoteles únicos instalados en lo alto en los lados del valle. Únete a nosotros mientras recorremos los once sitios que debes visitar y las mejores cosas que puedes hacer en el Valle Sagrado.

Spoiler: sí, ¡La escuela de español AMAUTA ofrece clases de español en este increíble lugar (ver # 11)! (more…)

Mijn geheime plekje in Cusco

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Monday March 21, 2016 - Posted by
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My Secret Spot in Cusco

Mijn geheime plekje in Cusco
Hoeveel artikelen heb je gelezen met de “Top 10 Spots in Cusco”, toen je jezelf aan het voorbereiden was voor je Peruaanse avontuur en Spaanse cursus in Cusco? De meeste laten een lijst zien met de meest bekende ruines, kerken of musea die je, “zeker niet mag missen!”.En dat is ook zeker waar. Maar heb je al van deze geheime plek gehoord?

Hoewel je voor de meeste ruines het “Boleto Turistico” (toeristen ticket) nodig hebt om naar binnen te mogen gaan, is deze plek gratis en het is ook nog eens heel dichtbij het centrum van Cusco! De Templo de La Luna (Tempel van de maan) is ongeveer op 45 minuten loopafstand verwijderd van het Plaza de Armas, en toch lijkt het heel goed verborgen. Als je zin hebt in wat beweging en wilt genieten van een mooie dag in de omgeving van Cusco dan moet je echt deze tempel bezoeken!
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My Secret Spot in Cusco

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Wednesday March 09, 2016 - Posted by
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My Secret Spot in Cusco

My Secret Spot in Cusco.
How many articles in travel books have you read on the “Top 10 sites” in Cusco, while you were preparing your trip for your Spanish immersion course in Peru? Most of them feature a list of the most famous and well known ruins, churches or museums that “you should not miss!”. But have you heard of this secret spot?

Although most ruins require the “Boleto Turistico or Visitors Ticket” to enter, this site is free and is also close to the city center of Cusco! The Templo de la Luna (Temple of the moon) is about 60 minutes walking distance from the Plaza de Armas and yet seems to be well hidden. If you feel like doing a bit of exercise and want to enjoy a beautiful day in the Cusco countryside, you should take a look at this ancient temple!
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Quick Guide to Cusco´s Tourist Ticket

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Sunday August 30, 2015 - Posted by
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Quick Guide to Cusco´s Tourist Ticket

Quick Guide to Cusco’s Tourist Ticket

There are many impressive things to see and do in and around Cusco. This makes Cusco such a great destination for Spanish courses in Peru.

Cusco, the old capital of the Inca Empire, offers great options for trekking and other adventure sports such a rafting, hiking, mountain biking, mountain biking and so on. But the most important are probably the many Inca ruins and traditional culture.

While not everyone has the time or inclination to visit them all, other people will try to fit in as many as possible. The Tourist Ticket or Boleto Turistico is likely to be necessary at some point as a number of the sites do not offer single entry tickets. It is also an economic way to see the sites if you are keen to visit many or all of them during your while learning Spanish in Cusco. (more…)