Loma and Tiscapa lagoon
Loma and Tiscapa lagoon

The hill and lagoon of Tiscapa is a volcanic elevation of great importance in the history of Nicaragua.
Being an elevated place with a peripheral view of the region, it became a military fortress for its strategic place and easy defense of the city during the nineteenth century.

Currently, that old fortress has become a National Historical Park with several monuments inside.

Below the hill, we can find the Tiscapa Lagoon, an aquifer nature reserve of volcanic origin formed more than 10,000 years ago with  flora and fauna typical of Managua.

The origin of the name comes from Uticapa, which in the Nahuatl language means "The water  of the sacrificial stone".
Further research by the university, found drawings carved by ancestors and studies of minerals on the edge of elevation.