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Language school Sucre – Don Quijote
Located in the very centre of Bolivias capital, this school has all the modern facilities you can think of: 15 classrooms, several courtyards, a kitchen, 2 meeting rooms, free WIFI, an entertainment room and a nice Cafeteria. It is a conveniently located base to discover indigenous traditions & stunning architecture or travel further exploring the peaks of the Andes, the salt flats, jungles & vibrant urban spaces.
Sucre – info
Due to its whitewashed colonial architecture, Sucre is also known as the “white city”, which has managed to preserve its history at an incredibly high standard and has kept a very tranquil atmosphere.
You can stroll through the old cobbled streets, little plazas & visit churches, but also be witness of how the mining of natural resources like Potosi in the 18th century had a major impact to the innovative design of the city as it stands nowadays.
Being located in this high area of the Andes mountains, with its valleys, rivers & thermal Spas and surrounded by indigenous villages, a truly picturesque landscape is right on the doorstep. So you’ll be tempted to venture out to see many of the largest dinosaur footprints on earth or visit a native community, like the Tupi’s.
Things to do in Sucre:
Mercado Central: Buy the best value local produce right here in the city centre. The freshly made fruit salads & juices are a real treat!
La Glorieta: Visit the pink castle that is showing influences of Gothic, Dutch, Italian, Russian & Chinese architectural styles & learn about the life work of its former patrons.
La Recoleta: Walk up the steep hill to the lookout of Recoleta, where you can find the splendid Plaza de Anzurez with its white colonnades & adjoining church-museum.
Cafe Gourmet Mirador: Just below the Plaza de Anzurez, grab one of the old deckchairs & enjoy a sunny lunch with a view.
Parque Cretácico: Check out real dinosaur footprints as well as skeletons & sculptures.
Maragua Crater: Take a guided weekend hiking tour to the Maragua volcano through the beautiful diverse landscape just outside of Sucre, discover traditional villages & learn more about the local Quechuan communities.
VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Students (min. age 18) of an intermediate level or over can combine an intensive Spanish course with a volunteer placement, volunteer placement fee from $195 + class fees … more information on Don Quijote Volunteer Programms
The school offers 2-3 planned activities per week e.g. excursions to sights, dance lessons, cookery classes, parties, films, extracurricular seminars, plus 1 weekend trip every fortnight and provides information about events, theatre performances, exhibitions & festivals.