Embassy Row in Washington DC informally refers to a section of the Massachusetts Avenue amid the Scott Circle and the United States Naval Observatory to the north. Many embassies line up along the Embassy Row, hence it is called as that much like the Federal Triangle, which is home to many federal buildings in the city capital.
The mansions along the stretch are now home to the embassy buildings of Indonesia, India, Ireland, Greece, Chile, Croatia, and many other countries. Embassy Row is also home to the Ambassador’s Residence of Egypt, Turkey and Ireland. The mansions can be visited, provided that you have the list of places to visit in and around the stretch at one-go. Consider visiting any of the below tourist attractions when on private Washington DC tours for the first time.
The Dupont Circle
One may happen to mistake the Dupont Circle in Washington DC to the metro station of the same name nearby. One of the areas of interest in the midst of the traffic circle is the Marble Fountain. It is lined up with restaurants along the Connecticut Avenue, which is one of the busiest streets in the circle.
Visitors to DC will also discover plenty of bars, boutique shops, affordable bistros, and museums in and around this circle. Few museums in and around there include Brewmaster’s Castle, Laogai Museum or the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.
Call it a public area or a series of terraces and steps that connect the Dupont Circle with the Kalorama neighborhood and you will not go wrong either way you choose to address Spanish Steps. It provides a glimpse of medieval Europe itself all nestled away in the midst of Washington DC.
The surrounding areas of what is often called as the ‘Spanish Steps’ is replete with historic mansions and embassies. It’s a perfect place for an evening walk or an afternoon stroll when in the city capital on a private visit.
Millionaire’s Row in Embassy Row
The Millionaire’s Row is not the one in Cleveland but a row of several mansions along the Massachusetts Avenue in the Embassy Row. The Beaux-Arts style architectural mansions dominate this particular stretch. They are gorgeous to look at and offer a spot for photography when on private Washington DC tours.