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Embassy Row

Address: Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #97 of 462 things to do in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Owner description: The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

You have to walk a looooooong way!!! No metro stops, only bus stops. Yeah you get to see embassies and old buildings, but wasn't that interesting. The Islamic Centre was interesting to see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We started to walk from Dupont Circle to Washington Cathedral on a sunday. It is a 2.5 mile walk. We walked 1.5 miles and hailed a cab. It was easy to get a cab. The morning walk was beautiful and I'm so glad we did it this way. We ran across a farmers market right of the Circle and wandered... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had some business to take care of along Massachusetts Avenue on December 5, 2014. Exiting at the Dupont Circle Metro Station, I took the wrong turn and ended up walking along the Embassy Row. There are embassy buildings on both sides of the Avenue and I could not resist taking pictures of the beautiful statues and plaques I saw... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I love to walk, so we set out from the White House and worked our way over to Embassy Row. As you stroll by foot, you can stop and look at the buildings, and read any notations that are posted. Some of the buildings are beautiful, others quite plain, but regardless, it's an enjoyable walk and we... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went trick or treating along embassy row with our kiddos. Although it is mostly college students during Halloween, it's still really neat to go to all the embassies, learn about their cultures, and visit multiple continents in a single afternoon.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Whilst in the Trolly Bus just be aware of the number of Embassies that you will pass when you travel down Massachusetts Avenue from Scott Circle toward Observatory Circle. There are 180 Embassies in Washington.

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Washington DC has so many embassies, perhaps for every country in the world? There are various parts of DC with embassies but these pictures are from around Dupont Circle. I love the row house architecture which houses most embassies. A highlight was finding the statue of Gandhi in front of the Embassy of India.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is interesting to drive down Embassy Row to see how the different countries try to represent themselves in Washington. Aside from their flags, they do try to be unique. For example, the British Embassy has a red phone booth in front, just like the ones in London. Brazil has a very modern looking building. Côte d'Ivoire has a statue... More 

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SoCal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Whenever I'm in DC I love walking through and around Embassy row which is an architectural adventure especially for someone from the Western U.S. There are gorgeous buildings everywhere along the leafy streets. That said I wouldn't recommend it for children who are likely to get bored. It's not too far from DuPont Circle which has lots of tasty restaurants.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Embassy Row is the colloquial term used for the section of Massachusetts Ave. from Dupont Circle to Rock Creek. Almost every building on this stretch is an embassy. Test your knowledge of foreign flags before getting closer to read whose it is. Good luck. As a general rule of thumb, the more impoverished the country, the grander the mansion housing... More 

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