is the capital and the city in United States
, located some 10 km to the north-east from Arlington
. It has a population of 601,800 people. Many people visit Washington to experience its monuments and memorials and colossal sculptures.
The closest airport Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (IATA: DCA) is about 10 km away.
Places to see in Washington
The Lincoln Memorial is an American memorial built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. And was dedicated on May 30, 1922. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the main statue (Abraham Lincoln, 1920) was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. It is one of several monuments built to honor an American president.
Abraham Lincoln (1920) is a colossal seated figure of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) sculpted in marble by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931). It is situated in the Lincoln Memorial (constructed 1914–22), on the National Mall, Washington, D. C. U. S. A. And was unveiled in 1922.
The National Museum of American History: Kenneth E. Behring Center collects, preserves, and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Among the items on display is the original Star-Spangled Banner. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, D. C.
The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D. C. Most commonly known as St. Matthew's Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop (Donald Wuerl as of 2006) of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. As St. Matthew's Cathedral and Rectory, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
The Washington Monument is a large, tall, sand-colored obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D. C. It is a United States Presidential Memorial constructed to commemorate the first U. S. President, George Washington.
The National Gallery of Art is a national art museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D. C. Open to the public free of charge, the museum was established in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, with funds for construction and a substantial art collection donated by Andrew W. Mellon. Additionally, the core collection has major works of art donated by Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Samuel Henry…
The Library of Congress (LC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C. It also maintains the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. The library's functions are overseen by the librarian of Congress, and its buildings are maintained by th…
The Pentagon Memorial, located just southwest of The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, is a permanent outdoor memorial to the 184 people killed in the building and on American Airlines Flight 77 in the September 11, 2001 attacks (not counting the hijackers aboard the plane).
Have you seen everything in Washington already? Let's have a look on the surroundings. If you are around, try one of the following places:
To understand Washington better you can also take a look at the gallery.