If you are interested in learning
Spanish. Take your family with you!!
You adult, will join our
Course for 3 hours or 6
hours a day (Mon-Fri) as well as live the Mexican culture. Your children will join
the Teen Program or Children Program "learning by playing" for
3 hours or to 6
hours daily. As a family you will
join two visits per week to places of interest (besides weekend excursions,
see below.) Open all year round.
THE CUERNAVACA WALKING TOUR - THE CATHEDRAL. Franciscan ex-Monastery,
built between the years 1529 and 1552 by the first monks who arrived from
Spain in 1524. PALACIO DE CORTES. The first house of "The Conquistador"
Hernán Cortés was built in 1532-now a historical 30 room museum with a
dramatic Diego Rivera mural.
TAXCO is a colonial gem, with steep, twisting, cobbled streets and many
picturesque buildings. The first silver shipped to Spain came from the
mines of Taxco. José de la Borda made and spent three fortunes here in the
18th Century. He founded the present town and built the magnificent twin-towered
rose-colored parish church of Santa Prisca, which soars above everything
but the mountains.
BIG PYRAMIDS OF TEOTIHUACAN is located 45
km from Mexico City and has some of the most remarkable relics of an
ancient civilization in the world. From around 300 BC until today, the
builders of the site remain a mystery. Why they came and why the
civilization disappeared is pure conjecture. The city housed 250,000
inhabitants and whose influence spread as far as Honduras.There are three
areas: the Ciudadela, the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the
Moon.The ciudadela (citadel) is capable of holding 60,000 people and its
main feature is the temple of Quetzalcoatl (the Plugged Serpent, Lord of
Air and Wind). The Plaza of the Sun contains many buildings, but it is
dominated by the massive Pyramid of the Sun and covers almost the same
space as the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. he Pyramid of the Moon is
only half the size of that of the Pyramid of the Sun.
MEXICO CITY'S - NACIONAL MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND HISTORY houses a vast
collection illustrating pre-conquest Mexican culture. It has an immense
patio shaded by a gigantic concrete mushroom, 4,200 square meters -the
world's largest concrete expanse supported by a single pillar. THE
CATHEDRAL is the oldest and largest in Latin America and was finished in
"The teachers were very good and very professional. The cultural tours
were amazing. My grandson loved seeing the pyramids, missions and museums!
He also liked his teacher and the games and art activities. Here, he says
be learned a lot more Spanish than at his school. My granddaughter loved
climbing the pyramids and shopping at Taxco.... I am impressed have much
they learned - I think this would really build their confidence. "
My advice for future students: "Let the staff know what you
want to get out of the experience. They will be very helpful in assisting
Nancy Lloyd - 59 - Retired - California
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