Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, is far bigger than any of us can imagine. The size of this city it’s comparable with New York City or Mexico City.
Be prepared to be amazed, here you will find the historic neighborhood known as La Candelaria, panoramic, breathtaking views of the Cerro de Monserrate, and many more touristic attractions.
Museo Santa Clara
One of the oldest museum-church; this place was built in the 17th century and is filled with the most extravagantly decorations with ornate features painted in gold, nearly 150 sculptures, and saints’ paintings decorating the walls.
This church has been transformed by the government from a church to a museum and it’s a must-see landmark in the city.
In the district of Chapinero, you’ll find Parque 93, considered a hotspot in Bogota where you can find the best places for dining and living the nightlife in Bogota. In the afternoon Parque 93 is one of the best places to take a walk and enjoy the sunshine. This park is one of the preferred venues to celebrate art or music festivals. During the evening, travelers from all over the world enjoy the trendy restaurants and coffee shops.
The nigh life is very active in Bogota, because the place brings together several music places and beautiful, green recreation parks. Traditionally, the park is decorated with very impressive Christmas arrangements.
The Cerro de Monserrate
Cerro de Monserrate, with 3100 meters of altitude, is one of the most famous viewpoints in Bogota, in the east cordillera.
It has suffered wildfires and deforestation, but still keeps an important part of the Andean forest. The tourists can ascend by walking, cable car or funicular railway.
Although, many people ascend to contemplate the view of the capital city of Bogota, the real touristic attractive is the Basilica of the Señor de Monserrate, a place or peregrination since the colonial period. Take to understand the history of this place!
If you want extraordinary photos from your trip to Bogota, you can’t miss La Candelaria, the most emblematic neighborhood in the center of Bogota.
Walk by the narrow and steep streets, admire the petit, full of color houses from the colonial times with doors with symbols with historical meaning from the Spanish era.
Other neighborhoods from downtown are Egipto, Belen, Las Agua or Germania. Here you will find the most beautiful buildings in Bogota: The Casa de la Moneda, the Teatro Colón, La Quinta de Bolívar, among others.
If you want to know more about what you can do in Bogota, visit Alegre Spanish Schools and study Spanish in Bogota while you stay in the best city of Colombia.
Spanish, one of the most spoken language across the world, the second just behind the Mandarin Chinese.
Over 6% of the population speak it and more than 60 million speak it as a second language. Spanish speakers find it easier to learn other languages like Italian, French, and Portuguese, because of the Latin roots.
One of the best options to learn Spanish is to study with native people, even better if you can study in a country that speaks Spanish as a first language! This is why Mexico is one of your best options. Mexico is a big country with rich cultural traditions, beautiful landscapes, and great gastronomy!
Places to visit in Mexico while learn Spanish
International House Mexico is one of the best Spanish schools, we pride ourselves in the quality of our teachers and we have campus all over the country.
Would you like to learn Spanish and practice with locals by the beach? Come to International House Riviera Maya.
Would you like to spend an afternoon shopping in one of the most famous and cosmopolitan areas in America? Come to study to International House Mexico and explore the Condesa area.
Would you like to try the best tequila in the whole world? Enroll for lessons at International House Guadalajara and book a tour to take the train to Tequila (yes! there is a town called Tequila, it is real).
Explore the traditions and culture of this magical country and learn Spanish at the same time in our Spanish courses!
Now going back to the tequila topic… Guadalajara is one of the most visited cities in Mexico, because of two reasons: tequila and mariachi.
Those are two great reasons if you ask me!
Tequila is one of the most popular liquors around the world. Here are some interesting facts about it you probably didn’t know:
-Tequila is drank without lime and salt by Mexicans. When they want to add these to their tequilas their request a margarita.
-It takes 8 to 12 years for Agave plant to mature enough to make tequila, and tequila must be made of at least 51% of Blue agave.
-Must of the tequila work is done by hand. Agave is hand is harvested by hand.
Mariachi is a type of music that dates back to the 18th century. The band can consist from 7 to more than 20 band members. Their clothing is very distinctive and they wear big hats. It’s the most representative musical gender from Mexico. Experience the local language by learning Spanish with our Spanish courses.
Guadalajara is the second biggest city in Mexico, and one of the biggest urban centers from North America. Regarding the culture, at downtown you will find the colonial roots in the most emblematic buildings: houses, museums, theatres, etc.
The weather is soft and warm like the people from Guadalajara.
The Spanish school in Guadalajara
There’s no better location that our school in Guadalajara. It’s close to Chapultepec, an area full of coffee shops, libraries, concerts, pubs, and activities for everyone.
Our school has 10 classrooms with natural light, a beautiful garden and a terrace where you can spend a relaxed and wonderful afternoon with your classmates. Enjoy our free Wi-Fi!
If you want to receive more information about our spanish courses and the best places to visit in Guadalajara, check our blog and contact us!
Come to Guadalajara and see the real Mexico! You will never forget this experience.
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