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Tucson is located south of the U.S. state of Arizona – about 160 miles southeast of Phoenix.The city has 520,000 inhabitants, while the metropolitan area has a population of nearly 1 million (2011).
Tucson is situated on a plateau in the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by high mountains. Santa Catalina Mountains, north of the city, and the highest point is Mount Lemmon, which rises 2,791 meters above sea level
The city has a pleasant sunny climate all year round, and many retirees choose the reason to live here. Tucson is a major commercial center and an important transport hub. In addition, an industrial town Tucson.
A major tourist attraction in the city’s historic quarter “El Presidio” – where you can see the remains of the Spanish fortress city in 1776. Also St. Augustine Cathedral in 1897, a visit and the church “Mission San Xavier del Bac” from 1797.
Many tourists also visit the “Arizona Sonora Desert Museum”, located 20 miles west of downtown Tucson. Here are a zoo, a natural history museum and botanical garden. The museum focuses on the plants and animals that live in the Sonoran desert.
Flyinteresserte should head to “Pima Air Museum”. Here you can see an exhibition of historic military aircraft.
Northwest of the city Saguro National Park, famous for its giant cacti.
Tuscon International Airport is located 15 miles south of downtown.