The city of Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and historical locations to be found anywhere in Latin America! You will be captivated immediately by Cuzco’s magic. The Inca Empire’s ancient capital is set very close to Machu Picchu World Heritage Site and at the very entrance to the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
Your Spanish program in Cuzco will be more than just a language course: it is guaranteed to be a deep plunge into history and an ancient and mysterious journey through its culture.
Cuzco attracts over one million visitors, students, and tourists from around the world every year. The city dazzles with an unrivaled array of Inca history and Spanish Colonial art and architecture. Its enchanting blend of cultures, picturesque cobblestone streets, and houses built on Inca foundations can still be seen today. Cuzco makes an excellent destination to learn Spanish!
Enjoy the international atmosphere, taste the delicious Peruvian cuisine, people-watch on the historic Plaza de Armas, or shop for souvenirs in one of the many local markets.Your experience will be unforgettable.
LatinoSchools is located in the fantastic colonial district of San Blas. This beautiful and charming neighborhood is just a few blocks from Cuzco’s Plaza de Armas. In San Blas, you can visit the workshops and shops of the best artists in Cuzco. You can also visit the Twelve-Angled Stone, the main temple, the cathedral, the San Blas market, and more.
Hatun Rumiyoc Street (Twelve-Angled Stone)
– Hatun Rumiyoc is a Quechua word that means ‘great stone street.’ It connects the Plaza de Armas of Cuzco with the famous Stone of the 12 angles. This popular polished rock in twelve corners is part of a wall of the Inca palace of Sinchi Roca and today it is the Archbishop’s Palace.
San Blas earring
– At the end of Hatun Rumiyoc street, you will find the famous San Blas slope, a narrow and steep street where you will find one of the best art collections in the city. This street leads to the church and main square of San Blas.
Gallery of Hilario Mendivil and family
– Next to the Plaza de San Blas is the exhibition of the renowned craftsman Hilario Mendivil and his family. This artist from Cuzco was one of the best in traditional imagery. Its elongated neck ceramics, inspired by llamas and alpacas, is unmistakable and recognized worldwide. Although Hilario Mendivil passed away in 1977, his family continues his legacy.
The Merida House
– The Casa Mérida family is located at Carmen Alto street. Edilberto Mérida’s work moved away from traditional imagery to a European style. His work has disproportionate features, with large hands and huge feet. Most of them are costumbristas, where the indigenous people stand out with faces of pain. One of his most recognized works is the ‘indigenous Jesus Christ’.
– The artisan from Cuzco Antonio Olave is famous for being the ‘Manuelito boy’ creator. His works’ tenderness and delicacy have earned him several recognitions, such as ‘Grand Master of Peruvian Crafts’ and ‘Living Human Treasure of the Nation.’ In his work, you can see mirror palates, bird feather teeth, and natural hair on the heads of these ‘Manuelito’s’ children.
The Temple of San Blas
– In the Plaza de San Blas is the main church and temple built in 1563 on an Inca temple dedicated to the God of lightning (Illapa). Inside the church stands a pulpit carved in cedar attributed to the craftsman Juan Tomás Tuyro Túpac. On the temple walls, you can also see beautiful pieces of art.
The San Blas market
– The small but famous San Blas market is characterized by offering fruits, vegetables, and foods to everyone exploring Cuzco, with many choosing to have lunch or breakfast at the market. You can also buy handicrafts, alpaca clothing, souvenirs, and more.
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