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A statue of Sandino stands on this high point behind the Intercontinental Hotel. Also known as Parque Historico, the Loma de Tiscapa was once the site of Somoza's presidential palace and it now offers a blustery view of the city and the Tilcapa volcanic lagoon. The lake itself is now polluted but you can do a canopy tour across it to the crater if you are feeling really courageous (and don't mind risking drowning in sewer water). The zip-line platform from which you launch yourself is open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 4:30pm and costs 190C ($10/£5). Other historical sites in the area include Las Masmorras, a notorious Somoza jail now closed to the public, and the old site of the American Embassy, destroyed in the 1972 earthquake.