Founded in mid 1971, Washington is the capital of the United States, there are the official premises of the president and the entire government.
Busy center political, economic and cultural, the city also has its tourist side. But once the bureaucratic side of the city spoke louder, it just recently passed the tourists to choose the capital as a place to visit.
With a population of 601 000 inhabitants, Washington is a city of temperate climate most of the year.
The administrative center of the country is located in a region known as the Mall and its surroundings are the historical monuments, obelisks, etc..
The most important and most visited city is the Capitol (Building Congress), more forward about 3 km is the White House, the official residence of the President.
The city has the shape of a large square, its corners are directed to the north, south, east and west. All divided into quadrants and the center is the Capitol.
The traffic in the city contrary to what many people think is fairly quiet, traffic jams are rare and there are many places to park. The metro and bus lines work perfectly and can also be used by tourists quietly, since the stops are very well located.
The monuments and memorials surrounding the city are places to visit, including: Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument.
The Jefferson Memorial is considered the best monument located in the city, occupies the corner more beautiful. Is between the Potomac River and the Tidal Basin Lake. During the summer it is much frequented by tourists, ideal for walking or cycling admiring the scenery.
The Lincoln Memorial is another place where visitation is mandatory, it was built as a tribute to the most important political figure in the history of the United States. The architecture is inspired by the palaces all Greeks, full of columns and surrounded by beautifully manicured green lawns.
Inside the memorial is a statue that has gigantic proportions, is the image of the president seated on a throne. It is one of the icons of the city.
The world’s largest library the Library of Congress is also located in the American capital, this true historical treasure can be visited by all.