Denver, nature and modernity

Denver is one of the most important cities in the United States . It is the capital of the state of Colorado and its largest city. Located east of the Rocky Mountains , it is crossed by the ‘Cherry Creek’ and ‘South Platte’ rivers. It has a population of 567,000 inhabitants and is nicknamed "Mile-High City" (city of a mile of elevation), because its height with respect to the level of the sea is of a mile (1,609 meters).


The city enjoys a semi-desert climate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature is 10ºC and it usually rains an average of 402 mm per year. In mid-October it always snows and this situation can last until mid-April.
Winters are moderate with mild temperatures. Summers are dry and it usually rains at the end of the day.


Denver has 79 neighborhoods or districts . We can observe how some luxurious skyscrapers are mixed with single-family houses and environments where nature interacts with the city. The most popular neighborhoods are LoDo (Lower Downtown), Union Station, Capitol Hill, Highland, Washington Park, Uptown, Curtis Park, Five Points, Alamo Placita, Speer, Park Hill, and Golden Triangle.


Places of interest that you cannot miss

– Denver Art Museum
– Denver Botanic Gardens
– Denver Museum of Nature and Science
– Denver Performing Arts Complex
– Denver Zoo
– Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
– Museum of Contemporary Art
– The Colorado History Museum
– Denver Parks and Recreation
– Red Rocks Park and Visitor Center
– Denver Mountain Park


Other data of interest

Foundation: November 22, 1858
Mayor: John Hickenlooper
Area: 403.1 km2
Population: 567,000 inhabitants
Density: 1408 inhabitants / km2
Time zone: MST (UTC-7)