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Located east of a major mountain range, Denver has a mild, dry and sunny climate with more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami Beach. In winter, Denver is dryer than Phoenix with an average daily high of 45 degrees in February. Golf courses remain open all year and have been played as many as 30 days in January. Denver receives only 14 inches of precipitation a year - about the same as Los Angeles.


In its Old West days, Denver had a performance of Macbeth before it had a school or a hospital. That performance took place in a saloon. Today, Metro Denver collects more for the arts on a per capita basis than any other city. The seven county Denver metro area has a self-imposed tenth of a cent sales tax for the arts that raises more than $40 million a year, which is distributed to 300 arts organizations and facilities.

The city's cultural renaissance can be found in places like the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Covering four square blocks, the complex is the second largest in the country, with 10 theatres seating more than 10,000 people for opera, symphony, ballet, Tony Award-winning theatre and touring Broadway shows. The $92-million Ellie Caulkins Opera House is recognized as one of the finest acoustical venues in the world and Denver voters recently approved a $90 million refurbishing of Boettcher Concert Hall.

Denver has recently added several new art museums including the Clyfford Still Museum, dedicated solely to the works of Clyfford Still, one of the most influential abstract American painters. The Brad Cloepfil designed building is an artistic marvel unto itself, and created specifically to display the artist's multi-dimensional work.

The American Museum of Western Art features more than 650 paintings and drawings spanning 200 years of American history and is located in a historic building that was once a bordello and gambling hall.

The Denver Art Museum's astonishing Hamilton Building, designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind, has been called "mesmerizing," by the New York Times. The space is used to accommodate a variety of original and touring art shows including exhibitions devoted to the works of Van Gogh, French Masters, Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier and others.

Denver's LEED-certified Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by David Adjaye and was his first building in the United States.


Denver is located on high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the "foothills," a series of gentle mountains that climb to 11,000 feet. Just beyond is the "Front Range of the Rocky Mountains," a series of formidable snowcapped peaks that rise to 14,000 feet. Denver might not be in the mountains, but the mountains still dominate the city. The picturesque mountain panorama from Denver is 140 miles long. There are 200 visible named peaks including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above. State law prohibits building any structure that would block the view from the Colorado State Capitol. Penetrating the mountains west of Denver required building the highest auto tunnel in the world (Eisenhower Tunnel) and the sixth longest railroad tunnel in the country (Moffat Tunnel).


Denver grew by 30 percent in the 1990s - an average of 1,000 new residents a week, every week for 10 years. In this period, the Hispanic population in Colorado increased by 73 percent. Today, over 30 percent of the City of Denver is of Hispanic and Latino descent and 11 percent are African American. Denver's diversity is celebrated at numerous festivals and events including the nation's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration and the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally, referred to the locals as a "marade." Denver's population in 2014 was 648,937, making it the 23rd largest city in the U.S. The seven county metro area has nearly 3.0 million people.


In 1858, there was not a single person living in the Denver metro area except for some migrating camps of Arapaho and Cheyenne Native Americans. Just 30 years later, Colorado was a state with a population of almost 200,000. It was a Gold Rush that caused this boom and in a 30 to 40 year period Denver saw some of the wildest events in the "Wild West." This fascinating period is brought to life at museums, old gold mining towns and in hundreds of elegant Victorian buildings. LoDo, a 26 square block historic district, has the largest concentration of Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings in the country. Today, LoDo is home to 90 brewpubs, rooftop cafes, restaurants, sports bars and nightclubs. The History Colorado Center is a $120 million interactive museum where it is possible to descend into a coal mine, jump off a ski jump and visit other exciting moments from Denver and Colorado history.



Denver is one of only two cities (Philadelphia is the other) to have seven professional sports teams: NFL Denver Broncos; NBA Denver Nuggets; NHL Colorado Avalanche; MLB Colorado Rockies; MLS Colorado Rapids; MLL Colorado Outlaws; and NLL Colorado Mammoth. The Colorado Rockies have 11 Major League Baseball attendance records, while the Denver Broncos have sold out every game for more than 20 years. Denver also hosts one of the world's largest rodeos - the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo. Denver was the only city to build three new sports stadiums in the 1990s: 50,000-seat Coors Field; 75,000-seat Sports Authority Field at Mile High and 20,000-seat Pepsi Center.


The first building in Denver was a saloon, so it's natural that Denver would become a great beer town. Coors Brewery is the world's largest. Denver's Great American Beer Festival is the largest in the nation, offering more than 6,700 different beers for tasting. The Wynkoop Brewing Company is one of the largest brewpubs in the country. On an average day in the Denver Metro area, more than 200 different beers are brewed and can be enjoyed in 100 breweries, brew pubs and tap rooms.


By an amazing stroke of good luck, the 13th step on the west side of the State Capitol Building is exactly 5,280 feet above sea level - one mile high. In Denver's rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther. So do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a punch than at sea level. The sun feels warmer, because you are closer to it and there is 25 percent less protection from the sun.

The Mile High City is also extremely dry, so it is a good idea to drink more water than usual. With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado.


Unlike some Western cities, Denver has a definitive, exciting and walkable downtown - the 10th largest in the nation. Within just a one mile radius, there are three sports stadiums, the country's second largest performing arts complex, an assortment of art and history museums, a mint producing 10 billion coins a year, a river offering whitewater rafting, the country's only downtown amusement park, a world-class aquarium, more than 8,500 hotel rooms and more than 300 restaurants, brewpubs, rooftop cafes and music venues. The 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian promenade that cuts through the center of downtown lined with 200 trees and 42 outdoor cafes. Free electric shuttle buses travel up and down the Mall, stopping on every corner. After 6 p.m., the Mall comes alive with horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs. 


Denver has more than 200 parks within the city and 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including the spectacular Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, a 9,000 seat amphitheatre that has hosted everyone from the Beatles to top symphony orchestras. Rolling Stone has called Red Rocks the best outdoor concert venue in the world.

The city has its own buffalo herd located in the mountains with a panoramic view. Other mountain parks include Echo Lake, at the base of the Mount Evans highway - the highest paved road in North America climbing to a 14,260-foot summit, and Buffalo Bill's Grave on top of Lookout Mountain, the final resting spot of the famous frontier scout and showman.

Denver plants more than 200,000 flowers in 26 formal flower gardens every spring. Metro Denver is home to more than 85 miles of off-street bike paths, one of the largest urban bike trail systems in the nation. Denver B-cycle has more than 800 bright red Trek bikes available for rental at 84 stations across the city. Simply swipe a credit card and pedal off.



Photo by Stan Obert 

There are 90 golf courses in the metro area that stay open all year long due to Denver's mild winters. With all of these recreational opportunities, a federal study recently found that Denver has the thinnest residents of any major U.S. city.

Probablemente no. Lo haces con unas ganas y con una ilusión tremendas porque te acabas de casar con tu pareja, así que lo afrontas con un subidón que es difícil de explicar. Como uno quiere que todo salga a pedir de boca, es bastante habitual contratar los servicios de una agencia de viajes, aunque debes saber que esa opción no suele ser la más económica de todas. Si quieres ahorrar es mejor que vayas por tu cuenta y lo contrates todo tú, y a poder ser trata de elegir destinos como los que menciono a continuación, que son muy populares por ser preciosos y baratos, ideales para dar rienda suelta a los primeros días de casados.

La zona costera que va desde Blanes hasta Portbou, en la frontera con Francia, es la que se conoce como la Costa Brava. Es uno de los grandes reclamos turísticos de Cataluña, que no solo vive de la belleza y el atractivo de Barcelona. Quien viene de fuera también lo hace con la intención de bañarse en playas tan increíbles como las que te muestro en este artículo. ¿Empezamos?

Con la de calles que hay en todo el mundo, no es de extrañar que la más sinuosa de todas sea capaz de captar nuestra atención. Probablemente ya la has visto en más de una fotografía, ya que está en una ciudad tan turística como San Francisco, donde por cierto se encuentran las calles más empinadas del planeta.

¿Qué es lo primero que se te viene a la cabeza cuando piensas en una playa paradisíaca? Seguramente aguas de color turquesa, palmeras, arena fina… Es lo más parecido al Caribe, que sin duda alguna es la zona que goza de mayor reputación en todo el mundo cuando se trata de hablar de playas espectaculares. Sin embargo, hay que decir que esa imagen mental puede cambiar cuando termines de leer este artículo, ya que te muestro 10 playas de arena rosa de las que te enamorarás perdidamente.

Siempre soñé con viajar por un crucero en el mediterráneo. las ilusiones viven en las palmas de las manos es solo cuestión de labrarlas para poder convertirlas en realidad.

¿A quién le gusta viajar? ¡A casi todo el mundo! ¿A quién le gusta gastar mucho cuando está de viaje? ¡A casi nadie! Por eso creo que este artículo será de gran utilidad para muchas personas que quieren descubrir mundo sin necesidad de gastarse todos sus ahorros.

¿Hay un viaje más bonito que el de la luna de miel? Probablemente no. Lo haces con unas ganas y con una ilusión tremendas porque te acabas de casar con tu pareja, así que lo afrontas con un subidón que es difícil de explicar.