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Washington, DC's Most Beautiful Embassies

House of Sweden | Courtesy of House of Sweden
House of Sweden | Courtesy of House of Sweden
The District of Columbia is home to over 170 embassies and consulates, which play a significant part in they city’s architecture stories. Many of the embassies are on Embassy Row, and are gorgeous buildings that are unique and diverse in style, design, and aesthetic. While you will catch glimpses of many if you are walking around the city, here’s our list of some of the most beautiful embassies that should not be missed.

Finland

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Embassy of Finland
Embassy of Finland | Courtesy of Embassy of Finland
The first “green embassy” in the country, the LEED certified building is a prime example of form and functionality. Resembling a modern cabin in the woods, the building is nestled into Rock Creek Park, and is a demonstration of Finnish values in the workplace — lots of natural light, open areas, and a connection with nature. The back wall looking onto the park is glass, and also has a wooden deck and catwalk in the back area overlooking the picturesque landscape.
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Estonia

This house on Embassy Row was originally built for a doctor in 1905, and later was home to the Peruvuian Embassy, until Estonia bought it in 1994. The neoclassical style architecture makes it one of the standout buildings on Embassy Row.

Embassy of Estonia – 2131 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, +1 (202) 588-0101

Indonesia

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Indonesian Embassy
Indonesian Embassy | ©MrTinDC/Flickr
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 50-room mansion was originally constructed as a private residence for Evalyn Walsh Mclean, who was the last private owner of the Hope Diamond. The Beaux-Arts style building was also home to the Red Cross before Indonesia purchased it. A statue of Saraswati, Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom, is installed on the outside.
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