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Embassy Row

Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #107 of 257 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is being renovated. It has a free continental breakfast, but with only 5 seats in reception, its pointless! We were woken up by contractors each morning painting corridors. Then there is the rooftop restaurant, its a joke. I must not forget the FREE wifi only on checkout told there was a $9.95 "service fee" to use the hotels... More

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Reston, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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New Jersey, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This hotel was a great disappointment- poor expensive parking, slow check in, exiting elevator - no carpet, dirty hallways, entering room light didn't work, many large stains on carpet, stained couch, refrigerator not working, no glasses, no coffee maker, no hair dryer, small bath towels, bathroom renovated but very dark and strange door does provide enough privacy.

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Manila, Philippines
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455 reviews 455 reviews
176 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
86 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
56 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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93 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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