People explore the below tourist attractions with a curious mind when visiting Washington DC, no matter they are a Washingtonian or a foreign visitor. During a family trip to the capital city, you would obviously want to visit museums, fests, and other global attractions the city is a home to. However, you can add these attractions to your tours in Washington DC itinerary for an added effect.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
This domed basilica is one of the biggest churches not just in DC, but also in the world. The Roman Catholic Church situated in Brookland neighborhood in DC’s northeastern quadrant stands as a testament to Romanesque and Byzantine architectural styles. The massive building devoted to Virgin Mary comprise of several shrines and a mosaic that depicts Virgin Mary, Trinity, a procession of saints and evangelists, and the Nicene Creed. It is a Christology, which varies to the Apostles’ Creed.
Archway in Chinatown’s 7th and H Streets NW
This archway in the DC neighborhood symbolizes the friendship between Philadelphia city and Tianjin city situated in China. The archway built in early 1980’s comprises of thousands of tiles, hundreds of painted dragons and is rife with colors. It is a photogenic spot, which stands tall in the busy intersection in Chinatown.
The Art Gallery of Embassy of Canada
The Canadian Embassy situated adjacent to the museum named ‘Newseum’ features an art gallery, which is free to access for the public. It stays open from Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm. Much like the other popular museums in Washington DC, the art gallery also rotates exhibitions. So, make it a point to check the schedule of their rotating public expos that touch upon works of artists from both Canadian and other nationalities.
National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
This museum, which is housed in the United States National Arboretum, has a vast collection of ornamental trees or shrubs that are grown using the Bonsai art form. The Japanese art form traces back to over 100 years. The Bonsai trees were grown in artful pots. One of its earlier versions was Penjing. Each ornamental trees still has a calming effect on an observer. You shall learn more about it when visiting the museum on Washington DC private tours.
Further, the West Potomac Park is home to the Japanese Lantern, a statue that gets lit during the springtime Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in DC.