'Shortcut to Europe:' EU Embassies' Open House 2012
Enjoy a taste of Spain at the Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain.
Fancy a visit to Europe this spring? Then join the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, the Embassies of the 27 E.U. Member States to the U.S. and future E.U. member Croatia (joining in 2013) on May 12, 2012, from 10 am to 4 pm, for the sixth E.U. Open House Day.
The annual event, during which E.U. embassies open their doors to the Washington public, is part of Europe Week, which includes seven days of Europe-related events across the United States.
The Open House Day offers a rare look inside the embassies and provides a unique opportunity to experience cultural heritage and national traditions. Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the day with stops at embassies and select Metro stations.
The Embassy of Spain will open the gates of the Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, built in 1922 and located in the 16th Street Historic District. Visit this Washingtonian landmark while the Spain-USA Foundation is assiduously working to return it to its original splendor.
Get a taste of Spanish food and wine by local restaurants (Taberna del Alaberdero, La Tasca, Grapes of Spain, Tradewinds Speciality Imports) and enjoy our culture with performances of flamenco and contemporary dance:
- 11 am: Flamenco show by Furia Flamenca.
- 12 pm: Contemporary Dance Duet Entomo by EA&AE ElíasAguirre&Álvaro Esteban.
- 1 pm: Castanet and Spanish Folklore dance performance by Carmen de Vicente’s Spanish Dance Academy.
- 2 pm: Castanet and Spanish Folklore dance performance by Carmen de Vicente’s Spanish Dance Academy.
- 3 pm: Flamenco show by Edwin Aparicio.
Exhibitions on show:
Free and open to the public on May 12th from 10 am to 4pm. No RSVP required. Food and wine available for purchase.