Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa
- Barrio Martha Quezada
- Tue-Sun 08:00-20:00
Lonely Planet review for Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa
Home to what's easily Managua's most recognizable landmark, Sandino's sombre silhouette, this national historic park was once the site of the Presidential Palace where Sandino and his men were executed in 1934. You can see the silhouette, hastily erected by the departing FSLN government in 1990, from almost anywhere in town.
What looks like a dilapidated parking structure was for decades one of Nicaragua's most notorious prisons. You'll also pass Monumento Roosevelt, constructed in 1939 with lovely lake views, which is today a memorial to those killed in the revolution.
The top of the hill is actually the lip of Volcán Tiscapa's beautiful little crater lake, with incredible views of the city, both cathedrals and Volcán Momotombo.