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Houston is the largest city of Texas, and is the home of nearly 2 million people. It is situated near the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a center of industry, transportation, astronautics, commerce, education and culture. It has a busy harbor, which accepts several thousand ships a day.

Photo: Houston, Texas, USA, flickr.com, by little black spot on the sunday

Houston is the home of the University of Houston, the Rice University, the Houston Baptist University and the University of St. Thomas. The downtown of Houston is dominated by skyscrapers, where you may find the offices of several respectable companies of Texas and the USA.

If you’re looking for some entertainment, visit Montrose District, the entertainment quarter of the city, where night clubs, bars, restaurants and galleries are waiting for their guests. You may also relax in the wonderful parks of the city, like the Bayou Bend the Memorial Park, where you might get a magnificent panorama of the downtown.
City Hall
Photo: City Hall, Houston, Texas, USA, flickr.com, by eschipul

Do visit the museums and historical sites of the city, like the Museum of Art, where they preserve paintings even from such masters as Renoir or Manet; the Menil Collection, where you’ll find the works of Picasso or Max Ernst.
Museum of Art
Photo: Museum of Art, Houston, Texas, USA, flickr.com, by cybertoad

The San Jacinto Battleground has also a lot of interesting things to show you. It is a tribute to the former Republic of Texas. The San Jacinto Tower stands in the middle, which is 184 meters tall. You must definitely visit the Space Center Houston, which is the headquarters of the American astronautics. They control the space shuttles and the rockets from here, and you’ll also get to see an exhibition about the history of astronautics, and there are several object and equipment on display.
San Jacinto Monument
Fotó: San Jacinto Monument, Houston, Texas, USA, flickr.com, by ljmacphee



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