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Washington is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. Among the many bars and clubs you can always find something for yourself.
The U Street is a real center for jazz. The clubs located here are always packed to overflowing.
Classical music and opera are very popular among city residents. You can listen to them at the Washington Opera and at Symphony Orchestra performances. The US Air Force Choir also sings here.
Almost every hotel has its own bars, each of which offers something different. Dance clubs are concentrated in areas such as Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle. For example, the nautical Reef club, which hosts great themed parties, and also the Finn MacCool`s, which features an Irish band. There are few clubs with Latin American themes, especially the famous club Rumba Cafe, which serves Brazilian cuisine and plays traditional music of this country.
City restaurants are famous for their variety and excellent service. The city's best restaurants are located in the city center and neighborhoods such as Georgetown, Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. In the city center, you can have a bite to eat at the small restaurant Luigi`s Pizza, which is a favorite place for tourists.
Antique stores, boutiques, malls and markets are all easy to find in Washington DC. Huge shopping centers are located in all parts of the city. There are especially many stores in malls such as Arlington and Virginia`s Alexandria.
Souvenirs and gifts are available at Smithsonian & America! Also in Washington is the largest American shopping center - Tysons Corner Center.
White House. White House with 1800 is the official residence of the President of the United States of America. The building itself is a two-story house with a front part decorated with columns. The White House got its name from the color of the outer walls. Inside, the building is decorated with more colors. In the blue hall, for example, ceremonial meetings are held, and in the Green - informal receptions. On certain days, the White House is open to tourists.
Capitol Hill. The US Congress building is located on the Capitol Hill. The building has two wings, for meetings of the Senate and House of Representatives, and central part - Rotunda, which is considered to be the center of the city. The hall of the Rotunda is decorated with frescoes and nbsp; sculptures of famous figures of the USA. All halls are free for tourists to visit - you can even look at meetings of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The colonnade, on which the dome of the building rests, is similar to the colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is located in St. Petersburg. A lantern is installed on top of the dome, which is crowned with the Statue of Liberty.
Until the 30s of the 20th century, the US Supreme Court was located in the Capitol building, but in 1935 it had a separate building on Capitol Square. The Supreme Court is also free to visit. Tourists are invited to listen to lectures, watch films and even see the real trial with their own eyes.
Here same, on the square, there are 3 large buildings of the Library of Congress of the United States of America. They are named after John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison - the second, third and fourth presidents of the United States.
This library is one of the largest in the world. In addition to books and manuscripts, the archives of 23 presidents of the States are kept here. The buildings of the Library of Congress, and also the interiors - a real work of art.
George Washington Memorial. The George Washington Memorial is one of the most famous monuments in the city. From the observation deck, located at an altitude of 169 meters, a magnificent view of all the sights of Washington.
Pentagon (Ministry of Defense building). The Pentagon is the largest building in the world in terms of floor area. It is a set of pentagons connected by transitions and embedded in each other. Now this"secret object" receives many tourists - just show your passport and go through a metal detector. Excursions around the Pentagon are conducted by cadets. At completion, everyone visits the memorial to those killed in the 11 September 2001 attacks - it is located where the Boeing 757 collided with the building.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Its second name - Washington Cathedral. In size, this cathedral is the sixth in the world and second in all of America. It is made in late Gothic style. Construction, which began in 1907 year, ended only in 1990. This cathedral is famous all over the world for its statues of gargoyles and stained glass windows. Of these, the most famous stained-glass window is a"space window" made in honor of a man's flight to the moon.
Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park was founded in 1938 year. This park with an area of 350,000 hectares is called so thanks to Mount Olympus, located on its territory. The main feature of the park & nbsp; is the combination of completely different climates. Mount Olympus is the border between the tropical western and the very dry eastern part. The peninsula with the park was previously separated from the mainland, so there are unique species of animals and plants that are not found anywhere else. You can return to the park again and again - it will always surprise you with something new.
International Spy Museum. The International Espionage Museum is one of the newest museums in Washington DC. The number of its founders includes Russian - Kalugin, who was once a resident of the USSR in the USA. This museum - the only one, so fully covering all facets of this profession. More than 600 exhibits can be seen here, such as, for example, a pistol in the form of lipstick, an umbrella with poison, hidden cameras and much, much more. In the shop at the museum, you can buy yourself spy paraphernalia.
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