:: FREETIME ACTIVITIES
At our Spanish language school in Montevideo Uruguay, we believe that language and culture go hand in hand. This is why we have designed programs rich in cultural content, the degree of which varies according to the duration of your specific program and skill level.
With the help of the most experienced professors and the best tango academies, we will show you the secrets of the sensual uruguayan dance.
We show movies by the most famous and renowned directors of Uruguay and explain the history of Uruguay's cinema. We also encourage discussion and debates based on the viewed films. Movie showings are once a week.
Montevideo has a number of important museums of fine arts, such as the Nacional de Artes Visuales in the Parque Rodó, or the monument to Torres García in the Old City. Among museums of history, we emphasize the Museo del Gaucho and living museums, such as the Estadio Centenario, seat of the first World Cup in 1930, now declared the World Football Monument by F.I.F.A.
Carnival lasts 40 nights (from February to March), and is the longest in the world. “La murga” is a mix of music, choreography, colorful costumes and political satire. Along with “la murga,” “las Llamadas” is characterized by a parade of “lubola” musical groups full of rhythm and color that bring to the present day its movements and drums, the heritage of African music originating from the slaves over two hundred years ago. Given the great popularity of candombe (the drum music), you can see and hear these bands parading through the streets of Montevideo every Saturday and Sunday.
The second oldest theatre in South America, called Teatro Solis, frequently hosts high-quality national and international shows. The city also has an extensive theatre circuit that runs plays Thursdays through Sundays.