Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa
A canopy tour above the Tiscapa lagoon. Find it at Lomo de Tiscapa .
Acsending Loma de Tiscapa from Crowne Plaza, you'll pass Monumento Roosevelt, constructed in 1939 and offering lovely lake views. Today...
These modest gardens, inconveniently located halfway between Barrio Martha Quezada and the Plaza Monumental on Av Bolívar (well, it’s...
Cinema Plaza Inter
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Parque Histórico Nacional Loma de Tiscapa information
Home to what’s easily Managua’s most recognizable landmark, Sandino’s somber silhouette, this national historic park was once the site of the Casa Presidencial, where Sandino and his men were executed in 1934; what looks like a dilapidated parking structure was for decades one of Nicaragua’s most notorious prisons.
You can see Sandino, hastily erected by the departing Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN; Sandinista National Liberation Front) government after its electoral loss in 1990, from almost anywhere in town; begin your ascent at the Crowne Plaza. You’ll pass Monumento Roosevelt , constructed in 1939, with lovely lake views (today it's a memorial to those killed in the revolution).
The top of Loma de Tiscapa is actually the lip of Volcán Tiscapa’s beautiful little crater lake, with incredible views of the city, both cathedrals and Volcán Momotombo, plus Canopy Tiscapa , a small but fun 1.2km, three-platform, 25-minute tour. Keep in mind that, despite a vigorous clean-up campaign, the lake is polluted with untreated sewage.