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Culture of Washington DC. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

WASHINGTON Washington is an ideal holiday destination for sightseeing tourism fans. This is a real treasure trove of unique historic and architectural sights, the highest "concentration" of which can be found near the National Mall . It is an extensive park area with a length of about a mile. In the center of the Mall is the Washington Monument - an impressive large-scale granite obelisk with a height of 169 meters. The monument is dedicated to the first US president; its construction began in 1848 and was completed only by 1884. This monument is one of the world's highest buildings. Visitors to the city have a great opportunity to go up the stairs to the top or reach it by elevator.
Important advantages of Washington include its great inns and hotels, so it is quite easy to find a suitable place among the available establishments. Near the White House, on Pennsylvania … Open
On the four sides of the monument are four iconic landmarks - the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial , as well as the United States Capitol and the White House . The White House is the most significant landmark and the permanent national symbol of the United States. It is the official residence of all the presidents of the country. It is noteworthy that only the first president, George Washington, did not live in the White House. He headed the United States until 1797, while the construction of the White House was completed only by 1800. The original building has not been preserved - it was completely destroyed by the British in 1814. Subsequently, the official residence was restored, and today several halls of the White House are open to the public.
A unique historic landmark is the Capitol. Built in the best traditions of Empire style, it is of great architectural interest. The US Capitol is the permanent seat of the United States Congress featuring a rich interior decoration. Near the building is a vast garden, a walk through which should also be included in your vacation program. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Numerous city museums are of great cultural value. The most visited of them include the famous National Museum of American History . Its opening took place in 1964. The museum's exposition is devoted to the most significant historical events the state has ever experienced. Among the museum exhibits are reduced copies of the first steam locomotives and antique statues, a huge collection of historical documents and unique books.
Curious tourists should definitely visit the National Museum of Natural History . Opened in 1910, it is operated by the Smithsonian Institution. It is noteworthy that the museum is open all year round, the only day off is Christmas. The entrance to the museum is free, everyone can see unique exhibits: replicas of prehistoric animals, priceless diamonds, fragments of fallen meteorites and unique archaeological artifacts. There are more than 126 million specimens of plants and animals alone. Excursions for museum visitors are conducted by highly qualified experts in natural history. Connoisseur of art will definitely like the Hirshhorn Museum, which is a single cultural center with the beautiful Sculpture Garden (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden ). Its exposition is based on sculptures of various styles. Some of the largest monuments are presented in the garden.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Washington DC
♥   National Shrine of St. John Paul II, Washington, 5.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, 6.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, Washington, 6.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori, Baltimore, 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former St. Peter the Apostle Church, Baltimore, 57.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Washington DC and near

Baltimore City Hall

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
In 1974 they made up a decision to rebuild this historical city hall and modernize its rooms for administrative needs. For reconstruction were spent about 10 million American dollars. After the reconstruction, there was a city administration as well as the town court. Today a historical building is known as a place of several famous crimes. The last much-publicized crime was in April 1976. … Read further

Union Station

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
Another outstanding peculiarity of the Union Station is the charming inner yard. In warm seasons it is full of blooming roses. The old fountains, decorated with mosaics, have also saved in the yard. The Union Station is the central station of the city. Every day it has about 60 000 passengers. … Read further
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Red Carnation Opens Its First Hotel in Scotland

The new hotel has a truly exclusive address – 100 Princess Street or the site of the former Overseas League. This place still has the atmosphere of adventures and great Scottish explorers, for many of which the League was their second home. Red Carnation could hardly find a better place for their debut hotel in Edinburgh. Read this

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Landmarks of culture on Washington DC map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Washington DC

Culture guide to Washington DC. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Washington DC: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Washington DC. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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