Friday, October 31, 2008

Peruvian Cultural Centers

Updated 1 May 2014

If you're going to be in Peru you should really learn about Peruvian culture. There are a couple of cultural centres in Peru where you can study Spanish, another language, see plays, enjoy a night of music, go to art shows, or even discussions on a variety of topics.

The best way to find out about these events is to either call the cultural centre or go to their websites. Many send out free calendars of events via email or post. And all of them post their monthly events and information on their websites.

One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate to Peru, and you'll usually get cheaper prices. If you're looking to learn Spanish, check out Fluenz Spanish, Rosetta Stone, and Synergy Spanish.      

Some of the larger cultural centres, such as Britanico, ICPNA, and Alizanza Francesa charge admission for some of their events, such as classical concerts or plays. But many of the smaller centres offer free events or charge a small fee.

There are a couple of Peruvian cultural centres, the most famous being Acropolis, OMC Peru Cultural, Cultural PUCP.

The two English speaking cultural centres are ICPNA and Britanico (go to centro cultural and click on agenda cultural).

If you’re looking for other cultural centres, there’s the Japanese Peruvian Cultural Centre , The French Cultural Centre (Alianza Francesa), The Russian Cultural Centre, The German Cultural Centre (Goethe), and The Italian Cultural Centre (IICLima).

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