San Borja is one of Limaâ€™s newer suburbs. Until 1983, it was part of the Surquillo neighborhood. It is named for a hacienda that once spanned this corner of the RÃo RÃmac basin. San Borja was one of the few sections of the capital that was actually planned out, and thus has many green areas. Today, it is a primarily a middle and upper-class residential area.
Travelers are lured to San Borja, to see the Museo de la NaciÃ³n, the countryâ€™s largest and best museum. Other attractions include the pre-Inca ruins of Huaca San Borja, the National Library and cultural centers. San Borja offers hotels and restaurants for travelers with a deeper pocket.