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Washington D. C. is the Capital of the United States of America, and it is also the seat of the Federal Government. It has a population of nearly 600 thousand people, while the population of Great-Washington D. C. exceeds 2 million (Washington D. C. and its suburbs).
Washington D.C.

Photo: Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by vassego

Washington D.C.
Photo: coast, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by CipherSwarm

We may find the most important offices of the USA here, like the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon. The city features a colorful cultural life, for it has got several museums and memorial places.
Washington D.C.
Photo: night, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by Rob Goodspeed

The most famous building of Washington D. C. is the White House, known by millions of people all over the world. It is the official residence of the prevailing president. The constructions began at the end of the 18th century, and the first president to move in was John Adams in 1800. During the years, the building was altered, they’d built two wings to it (Eastern and Western wings), and it’s got its final shape in 1942. The White House is furnished with valuable furniture and paintings and statues. It is open for tourists as well.
White House
Photo: White House, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by OZinOH

The other famous building is the U.S. Capitol, the center of American legislation. The constructions began at the end of the 18th century, and were finished 1815. The interior are decorated with amazing frescos and paintings; we recommended to everyone. It’s worth to visit the further pictorial buildings of Washington, like the Library of Congress, where we’ll find the world’s largest collection of books, maps, musical sheets and movies; and the building of the US Supreme Court, which is decorated by Corinthian columns.
U. S. Capitol
Photo: U. S. Capitol, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by Monceau

If you have a little extra time to spend in the city, visit the famous Smithsonian quarter, where there are several museums waiting to be discovered: the National Museum of American History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the National Museum of African Art.
Smithsonian
Photo: Smithsonian, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by brewbooks

It’s worth to visit the famous monument of the presidents; it is the fantastic 170 meters tall Washington Memorial, accompanied by the Lincoln-, Jefferson- and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials. We can also visit the magnificent galleries of the city, like the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Renwick Gallery, which has paintings from famous artists like Picasso, Rembrandt and Tiziano.
Washington Monument
Photo: George Washington Monument, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by vassego

It’s definitely worth to visit the world’s sixth largest Basilica, the Washington National Cathedral, and the Kennedy Center as well, which is the cultural center of the city. If you have time, check out the National Zoological Park, which is perhaps the most beautiful zoo in the world. Practically all the species can be found here, all in their natural environment. The Pentagon is the center of the US Army, which is open for visitors as well.
National Cathedral
Photo: National Cathedral, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by ehpien

Pentagon
Photo: Pentagon, Washington D.C., USA, flickr.com, by andrewl04

 

 

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