Spanish courses Santiago de Chile
Located in the central part of Chile, the capital city of Santiago is a wonderful place to visit and stay. Spanish courses in Santiago provide the learner an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of the region, as well as see the incredible variations in the Chilean countryside. The city of Santiago is within sight of the magnificent Andes Mountains and is actually located on an inland plain. The city itself is the fifth largest in South America and is rapidly growing as the popularity of both the city and the country increases.
One of the amazing features of Spanish courses in Santiago is the variety of climates and activities that you can experience just a short drive away. It is possible to go skiing in the Andes one day, and the next relax on a tropical beach just a few hours drive away. The forests and parks around Santiago are great for hiking, mountain biking, camping and horseback riding. A trip to the vineyards of the Miapo Valley provides wine tastings and fine restaurants and hotels in a country setting, all within a short drive of Santiago.
Spanish courses in Santiago, especially the extra-curricular activities, often focus on the activities and events in the culture. There are trips to the various museums in the area, including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, where it is possible to take art courses from local and national artists. The Pueblito de Los Dominicos is a public market that offers souvenirs and local artwork, all in an informal setting. During holidays, traditional Chilean dancers and entertainers are present to add to the festivities. The Parque Metropolitano provides wonderful outdoor cafes, restaurants and shopping. The Parque includes many walking trails that are mapped, a zoo, and several picnic areas for a relaxing break in a shady spot.
No Spanish course in Santiago would be complete without a trip to the top of Cerro San Cristobal. The top can be reached by bus, funicular or simply a long trek. At the top of the 830 meter hill, in the Barrio Bellavista community, there is a historical church with a statue of the Virgin Mary. The statue was donated to Chile by the French in 1920 and can be seen from virtually any part of Santiago. From the top of Cerro San Cristobal it is possible to get a wonderful view of the complete city and the mountains in the background.
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