Cosmopolitan Incentives

Washington DC, the capital of the United States

Its emblematic buildings and important museums draw the attention of thousands of visitors who come every year to get to know the capital of the United States. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit the city.

Washington DC is one of the few cities in the United States which was built according to a plan. In 1790, President Washington commissioned the project to the French engineer Pierre L’Enfant. He wanted a glorious capital similar to Paris. The area fixed to build the new capital was named District of Columbia

We will walk along the Capitol, a gorgeous white building built in neoclassical style. The building is covered in the central area by a great central dome with colonnades, a magnificent staircase and two wings. The south wing hosts the House of Representatives chamber and the north wing is the Senate chamber. There are two flagpoles above both chambers and flags are raised only when the chamber is in session. The corridors and central atrium are decorated with marble statues of great personalities, artists and statesmen of the history of the United States.

Don’t miss the White House, the President’s official residence. You will find it at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Enjoy gazing at the most typical monument in DC: Washington Monument. It is an obelisk in white marble, 600 ft. in height. Its inverted image reflected in a large pool is probably etched in all our minds. Check out the observatory at almost 500 ft. high. Learn about the history of the United States by walking past numerous monuments such as Lincoln Memorial which hosts a 20 ft high sculpture of Abraham Lincoln. This famous image is sculpted in marble and is framed by a neoclassic building. Jefferson Memorial is also worth a visit.

Washington DC hosts an array of educational and historical tourist attractions and a variety of entertainment and cultural activities. The Smithsonian Institution is a group of 19 buildings located throughout the city and boasts one of the finest collections of museums in the world.

There are other places which play a role in American history. At one end of the Memorial Bridge you will find Arlington Cementery where the remains of John and Robert Kennedy lie with other statesmen, politicians and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Watch how American dollars are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing or visit the crime detection laboratories at the FBI building. Stroll around the Georgetown district, full of fashion boutiques where you can go shopping or enjoy a meal in one of its restaurants.