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The Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington, DC opens its (out)doors to let you enjoy the art installations in the exterior of the beaux arts mansion.

Since the pandemic began, the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. has not stopped working to deliver the best of Spanish culture directly to your home with an online program covering all disciplines and all tastes. During this period, the building and the gardens have been dressed up with open-air exhibitions, interventions on the façade and works visible from the outside.

In addition and on the occasion of the 5th Centennial of the first circumnavigation, visual artist Juanli Carrión has designed a garden with species that are reminiscent of each of the stops on the trip.

The Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain is now preparing for the return of live events and opens its (out)doors to celebrate it! We invite you to visit our latest open-air arts installations including the Around Nature botanical garden with free guided or non-guided visits every weekend in June, starting on Friday, June 11.

Around Nature by Juanli Carrión

On the occasion of the 5th Centennial of the first trip around the globe, started by Ferdinand Magellan and completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano, Spanish artist Juanli Carrión has designed a garden including botanical species that represent the different stops made on the voyage.

Paint the Town Colorful with Pride

The Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C. joins Capital Pride Alliance’s Paint the Town Colorful with Pride with a crochet mural sporting a portrait of Spanish writer Federico García Lorca by Los Angeles-based artist London Kaye.

50 Fotografías con Historia

50 Fotografías con Historia takes a look at the last 80 years of photography in Spain through its key participants: 50 images taken by some of the most representative photographers from Spain.

Transformando lo Físico

Transformando lo Físico invites 12 Spanish creators to come up with 12 different artistic proposals for our Cultural Center’s façade that will be shown monthly in the garden, allowing a dialog between the building and its representation.

The Great Journey by Adolfo Serra

Spanish Illustrator Adolfo Serra explores the concept of the First Circumnavigation of the World, on the occasion of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Spanish Magellan-Elcano expedition.

Pan y Circo by Axel Void

The third edition of Not Your Regular Wall hosts Spanish muralist Axel Void as a guest of honor and showcases his work titled Pan y Circo.


Plan your visit

Friday, June 11

  • Open from 4 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 7:30 pm. RSVP.

Saturday, June 12

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 12:30 pm. RSVP.

Sunday, June 13

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of Around Nature garden at 12:30 pm. RSVP.

Wednesday, June 16

Thursday, June 17

Friday, June 18

Saturday, June 19

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. RSVP.

Sunday, June 20

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. RSVP.

Friday, June 25

  • Open from 4 pm to 7:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. RSVP.

Saturday, June 26

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. RSVP.

Sunday, June 27

  • Open from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Guided visit of the Around Nature garden at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. RSVP.
  • Visual arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Fri, June 11 —
    Sun, June 27, 2021

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Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Free. RSVP is required for guided visits. This is an outdoor activity. Visitors are required to follow the CDC’s mask guidance. Starting May 17, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask or social distance. If you are not fully vaccinated, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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Presented by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.

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