The ancestral cultural relationship of the municipality is based on archaeological remains found in the territory, which evidence materials related to the Ulúa-Matagalpa culture and exchanges with the Chorotega and Nahua groups of the Pacific coast.

Coffee roasting.

Coffee roasting

These autochthonous settlers based their economy on the cultivation of corn and completed their diet with hunting prey.

During the colonial era, this territory received the name of "Potreritos"; in that period and during other 83 years of the time of the republic it was a region that depended on the jurisdiction of Teustepe.

The change to the current name came together with the appointment of municipal head in the year 1904.

On July 12, 1935, the municipality became part of the department of Boaco, obtaining the category of city on March 26, 1996. 

Artistic expressions and manifestations 

The Penca Dance: It is danced as a couple to the rhythm of son nica. The roots of this traditional dance are related to the local crafts of the cabuya, whose fiber is extracted from the penca.

In the municipality is the Poxsali dance group, started in 2015 with 18 participants, under the direction of Pedro Ramón Mendoza, they dance different rhythms.

En painting Cristian Dávila, inhabitant of the urban case, stands out; paints landscapes and murals.

In Saint Lucia there are two murals: one with the theme "Education" represented by children in school, was made by Cristian Dávila. The other mural has the theme: "Landscape and gastronomy of the municipality."

Craft trades 

Among the artisan trades are the greengrocers, women who go to the departmental capital every day to sell vegetables. TailorsThe best known is "Don Pablito"; seamstresses y tortilla makersSome of the best known are Francisca Obando, Reyna Ramírez Mendoza, Virgenza Solano and Rosalía Calero.

There is also the presence of a midwife and sobadora, Mrs. Justina Angulo. The other trades are: cabinetmakers, day laborers, and campers.


Among the legends that are told are: La cegua, Los duendes, El cadejo and El niño llorón.

Local figures who have contributed to history and culture 

The brothers José Luis “chivillo”, Andrés and José de Jesús “chucho” all surnamed Mendoza. They are renowned for keeping the oral memory of the town alive by telling local stories, tales and legends. Another prominent person is the historian Daniel Bravo who handles data related to the municipality.

Sites of historical and cultural interest 

The Tiger Stone: large, it has a pre-Hispanic low-relief engraving on one side, the motif corresponds to the figure of a tiger. The stone is on the Boaco-Santa Lucía junction road. 


Pottery: In the La Concepción community they make clay crafts, their main products are: comales, vases and piggy banks.
Basketry: in the same community they make reed baskets.


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