Peru Quechua .:. CENTRO TINKU .:. Peru Learn Spanish
Located at the tropic of Capricorn, and stretching from the Pacific coast to the Amazonian forest and the Andes Mountains, Peru is one of the places on the planet with the greatest natural diversity: its many ecological zones boast thousands of species of plants and animals. But it is also one of the countries in the world with the richest cultural heritage, having produced an array of highly developed cultures, the most famous of which being the Incas, builders of Machu Picchu.
Nowadays, the Quechua Indians, descendents of the Incas, can be found in and around the Andean city of Cusco, where they practice many crafts and techniques inherited from their ancestors.
Centro Tinku is located in the heart of Cusco at 3,450 m (11, 300 ft) above sea level. Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, later lived under Spanish colonial rule for 300 years. Its streets and buildings betray this dual heritage.
Centro Tinku promotes cultural exchanges through the diffusion of knowledge about Andean traditional cultures and languages peru quechua (tinku means encounter in Quechua).
This cultural encounter is achieved through the elaboration of specifically designed programs (study abroad programs, languages programs, cultural programs, etc.) that respond to the special needs of individuals, universities and other interested institutions.