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Embassy Row

Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #81 of 241 attractions in Washington DC
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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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sarasota FL
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180 reviews 180 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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179 reviews 179 reviews
90 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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1,198 reviews 1,198 reviews
584 attraction reviews
612 helpful votes 612 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Not all of the Embassy's are on this "row" but a lot are represented. It's hard to see who some of the buildings belong to unless you are familiar with their flag. Some offer tours, most look like nobody is there. Nice walk though.

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This was a nice walk through a nice neighborhood. It was really pretty cool seeing all the different countries that have Embassies here in the USA. There were more Embassies in and around this area too. Take a stroll down Wyoming and the side streets off there too. As you walk down the street is like a tour around the... More

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UK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Just a load of big houses. Makes you realise how much money governments waste on trappings for themselves.

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Odessa, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We didn't visit during open house so it was 'just' Ok. There's not much to see if you can't go in-just a name plate of the country on the building with a flag. If you are interested, you will want to park and do a walk through though. There's too much traffic to be able to really see anything just... More

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