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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.  

Guía para estudiantes de español Inti Raymi Cusco

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Tuesday May 15, 2018 - Posted by
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Guía para estudiantes de español Inti Raymi Cusco

Los estudiantes de español de la escuela AMAUTA, en Perú, ya han experimentado una gran parte de las “Fiestas de Cusco” durante los meses de Mayo y Junio. Sin embargo, la celebración más grande e importante de Cusco aún no llega. Solo algunos días después Qoyllur Rit’i y el Corpus Christi, el 24 de junio, el día donde el sol está más alejado de la Tierra, se celebra el Inti Raymi en la ciudad del Cusco. Este es un festival tradicional inca donde las personas adoran el sol y ruegan por su regreso. Debajo podrás encontrar algunos consejos y trucos, así que prepárate a sacar provecho de este día.
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AMAUTA’s student guide to Inti Raymi Cusco

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Tuesday June 20, 2017 - Posted by
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AMAUTA’s Student Guide to Inti Raymi Cusco
AMAUTA students in Peru have already experienced a large part of the “Fiestas de Cusco” during this month of June. However, the biggest and most important celebration of Cusco is still to come. Only a few days after Qoyllur Rit’i and Corpus Christi, on June 24th – the day that the sun is farthest away from the earth – Inti Raymi will be celebrated in Cusco. It is a traditional Inca festival when the people worship the sun and plead for its return. Below you will find some tips and tricks, be prepared to make the most out of this special day in Cusco.
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6 festivales que pondrán a Perú en tu mapa

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Thursday January 19, 2017 - Posted by
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6 Festivals that will put Peru on your map
6 festivales que pondrán a Perú en tu mapa

Si hay algo que los peruanos saben hacer, es festejar.

Con 3000 festivales que se celebran cada año en Peru, el calendario peruano está lleno de celebraciones – una explosión de coloridos desfiles, música, bailes con trajes tradicionales y comida y bebida.

Imagine ver a lugareños disfrazados de colonizadores españoles que usan máscaras con horribles ojos azules y largas barbas peludas; a iconos religiosos que se pasean por plazas llenas de gente, como alguna vez se hizo con las momias de los gobernantes Incas.

El festival más grande de Perú es el Inti Raymi que acaba de pasar el 24 de junio, una celebración al Dios Sol Inca y al solsticio de invierno.

Si estás pensando en estudiar español en Perú y desea hacer coincidir su visita con una fiesta, hay mucho que experimentar durante todo el año.

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6 festivals die Peru voor jou op de kaart zullen zetten

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Wednesday June 29, 2016 - Posted by
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6 Festivals that will put Peru on your map
6 festivals die Peru voor jou op de kaart zullen zetten

Als er een ding is dat Peruanen kunnen doen, dan is het wel feesten.

Met 3000 epische festivals per jaar, is de Peruaanse kalender vol met geweldige feesten – een explosie van kleurrijke parades, muziek, dansen in kostuums en lekkere hapjes en drankjes!

Je zult bovendien de grappigste dingen mee maken, peruaanse festivals zijn echt een hele ervaring! Er is van alles te zien op straat, van van lokale mensen verkleed als Spaanse kolonisten met lelijke blauwe maskers met lange harige baarden, tot religieuze beelden die gedragen worden door de dichtbevolkte straten en pleinen net zoals ooit gedaan werd met de mummies van de Inca leiders.

Peru’s grootste festival is Inti Raymi, dat net geweest is op 24 juni. Het is de viering van de Inca zonnegod en de stand van de zon. Hier hebben onze studenten zelfs een traditionale dans voor ingestuurd, en hebben ze
meegedaan!

Als je zit te denken om Spaans te gaan studeren in Peru en ook graag een van deze kleurrijke feesten wilt meemaken, wees dan gerust want er zijn het hele jaar door.genoeg festivals te beleven! Hier is een round-up van een aantal van de interesantse Peruaanse festivals.
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6 Festivals that will put Peru on your Map

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Tuesday June 28, 2016 - Posted by
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6 Festivals that will put Peru on your map
6 festivals that will put Peru on your map

If there’s one thing Peruvians know how to do, it’s party.

With an epic 3000 festivals held every year, the Peruvian calendar is packed with celebrations – an explosion of colourful parades, music, dancing in costume and eating and drinking.

Expect to see anything from locals dressed up as Spanish colonists wearing hideous blue-eyed masks with long hairy beards, to religious icons being paraded through crowded plazas as once were the mummies of Inca rulers.

Peru’s biggest festival is Inti Raymi just gone by on June 24, a celebration of the Inca Sun God and winter solstice.

But if you’re thinking about studying Spanish in Peru and want to coincide your visit with a festival, there are plenty to experience right throughout the year.
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Quick Guide to Cusco´s June Festivals (2015)

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Friday May 22, 2015 - Posted by
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Quick Guide to Cusco’s June Festivals (2015)

‘Jubilee Month’ in the imperial city of Cusco is approaching quickly, the nicest month of the year for those who are taking a Spanish course in Cusco or doing Volunteer work in Peru. You’ll celebrate and be immersed in a series of festivals celebrating history, arts and culture, all a mix of Incan and Spanish colonial traditions – from the Christian festival of Corpus Christi to the Incan Sun Festival “Inti Raymi”, which takes place on the winter solace. The Cusco June festivals attract thousands of tourists and travelers, both foreign and national, each year. Don’t miss any event and read this short Guide to Cusco’s June Festivals (2015). Cusco is thé place to be in June! (more…)