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Embassy Row

Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 2024679300
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of...

The section of Massachusetts Avenue with many embassies and the house of the Vice President located on one end.

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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC
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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
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Epic Evening Tour: Small Group Bus Tour

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Great walk

We walked from the Washington National Cathedral, which is important as it is downhill and easier than going the other way. While none of the Embassies were open they were still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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Urbana, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed seeing Embassy Row. It was such a pretty area. Would love to be here for open house someday! If you are in the area, take a stroll.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk along Mass. Ave where most of the embassies are is lovely; however it is most uphill if you start at Dupont Circle. The best time to walk is in the Spring or Autumn.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We walked from the Washington National Cathedral, which is important as it is downhill and easier than going the other way. While none of the Embassies were open they were still fascinating. There is a statues of Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandella, a relaxing setting of Kahal Gibran as well as statues of national heroes of the countries along Embassy... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

we where fortunate to be in Georgetown during the Embassy open day, all the embassy's where open for viewing some had national produce to try and some their national entertainment, it was good way to spend a few hours

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

For quite a stretch of Massachusetts Ave., N.W. (from the intersection with Wisconsin Ave. going southeast toward Rock Creek Park), the road is lined on both sides by embassy after embassy. Many of the buildings are quite impressive, and all are palaces of luxury with decorated walls, great style, and seemingly effortless presences of power. Most of the year, it's... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Embassy Row is a beautifully maintained area of Washington DC that has a lot of architecturally interesting homes. Take the Metro to the DuPont Circle station – on the Red Line. Walk along Massachusetts Ave. NW to the Massachusetts Ave. Bridge. The Islamic Center is just before the bridge and is easy to spot with the flags and minaret. We... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Every May, there are free, open houses on Saturdays for European and non-European embassies. You need to check which days they occur on. The embassies offer food and interesting items about their specific culture. The only downside--long, long waiting times. Otherwise, I highly recommend for anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

A world class city with the world inside, not just the people and languages on the street but the density of foreign embassies, mostly found on both sides of this street makes for quite the visual: different flags, architectures, colors, spaces, gardens. Worth going up and down the row of embassies to get a feel for the nations represented here.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Its a bunch of embassies along several blocks. It is quite impressive to see and experience. Take the trolley and enjoy.

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Adamsville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Very nice walk, interesting architecture and viewing of all the different flags. Not all of the embassy's are in this particular area, but most are.

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