In Lima there are many, many places. Peruvians like to make their city with open spaces, and use them too: to walk, sit and talk. Breña has several of them, including the recently redesigned Plaza de la Bandera, Plaza Bolognesi and Plaza de Breña. But that’s not all, Breña is known for its small markets and stores. It is a busy district and a commercial district. This is mainly because Breña is a relatively young district, it was founded in 1949. Therefore, the district is opposed to its neighbor, the Cercado de Lima, in which the old town is located. Peru’s economic growth did Breña well, but this golden age is over. However, Breña has become a popular residential area. Here you will experience a Lima, as the locals know, far from the tourist roads.