Another of my favourite outdoor places, Plaza Peru is a little oasis nestled in the middle of one of the busiest business districts of Santiago.
A large, city-block sized park, with some play equipment for kids, lots of park benches and plenty of shade, it’s a great spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
On Wednesday’s, they host a small organic market, and have free yoga classes.
I often meet a friend there for lunch after an English class, either buying a nice baguette from a nearby bakery or, if I’m organised, bringing a salad from home. It’s always a popular lunchtime meeting point for people from the surrounding businesses, or Nannies with kids from the neighbourhood (sometimes, you even see the kid’s actual mothers!).
It’s a little piece of peace in the middle of the day, and one of the things I like about living in Santiago.