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Embassy Row

Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
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Address: Washington DC, DC
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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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Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
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Walking Tour On Embassy Row in Washington DC
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Epic Evening Tour: Small Group Bus Tour

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Where many foreign embassies are located

Off of Massachusetts, this is where many if not most embassies are located. Some are refurbished historical buildings, some offer the best of the embassy's home country... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Off of Massachusetts, this is where many if not most embassies are located. Some are refurbished historical buildings, some offer the best of the embassy's home country architecture. Some Ambassador residences are also located here. Architecturally interesting.

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St. Lucia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I actually lived just down from embassy and usually after a lazy Sunday brunch, I would either meander down that way. Sometimes, actually usually I was accompanied by a companion and we would stroll around the various Embassy houses, remarking and laughing that we were probably being watched. Most times if there were someone outdoors they would give us a... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fun long walk to see many of the unique Embassies. Depending on how far of a walk you want to take and which Embassy you want to see is where you want to start. If you are up for a long walk starting at the British Embassy on Mass Ave and walking down to Scott Circle is about 1.5 miles.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is nice to see so many different flags in one street/area. You can make a little mile to see it on the way from downtown to Georgetown.

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Urbana, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 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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