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Embassy Row

Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #81 of 248 attractions in Washington DC
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.
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SoCal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
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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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

While looking at the outside of embassies is slightly interesting, keep an eye open for the even more interesting occasional open house celebrations at embassies in DC. For example, "Passport DC" organizes a yearly event with tours of up to 70 embassies. The tours might include music, art, or even a free sample of food from the hosting embassies. These... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Walk around this neighbourhood and admire the houses/embassies. Very quaint and beautiful. We visited on a sunny morning and it was delightful. How we wished we lived in one of these houses.

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sarasota FL
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195 reviews 195 reviews
53 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

What fun to see all the flags of different countries on these beautiful mansions. We parked near DuPont Circle and did a lovely walk looking at the different homes/embassies. It was a lovely walk in the springtime.

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Montreal
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178 reviews 178 reviews
90 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed at the Rouge Hotel and when we strolled to restaurants , we came upon embassies. Our hotel was directly across from the Australian embassy. Identifying flags was becoming a game for my son, and I discovered how well he knew world flags. There were embassies had statues, such as Gandhi near the Indian museum. Well worth seeing.

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The unique thing here is that DC has embassies in a central location, so a leisurely stroll will get you through this area. A lunch at nearby DuPont Circle and then walk off the calories along Embassy Row. The architecture is run of the mill to stunning . . . so do take the time. The tree lined street is... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We used City Bikes to travel this street, all the way up the hill to the National Cathedral. Finding the South African embassy was a highlight, especially with the newly erected statue of Mr Nelson Mandela, within a few weeks after his death.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Unlike many capitals, DC concentrates its embassies in one place. Not all of them are here (we saw the Ukraine in Georgetown) but the architecture is spectacular and worth a visit. Lookout for the Indonesian, the Luxembourg and the Turkish embassies. If you're into moremodern architecture, take a walk to Washington Harbour to see the spectacular UK embassy on the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Strolling around these streets is just fantastic on a warm sunday afternoon after a good lunch in nearby dupont circle! Something fun to do: try to guess the flag in front of most houses here (dah the name of the neighborhood should have hinted that you would find a lot of houses with flags)... Go to the Phillips collection!

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