Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies' Open House 2013

  • Sketching the future
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sat, May 11, 2013
  • 10:00 am
Shortcut to Europe: EU Embassies' Open House 2013

Enjoy a taste of Spain at the former residence of the Ambassador of Spain by sampling Spanish food and wine while viewing the groundbreaking photography exhibition LATINO/US Cotidiano.

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of 27 E.U. Member States to the United States plus incoming Member State Croatia will open their doors to the Washington public during the EU Embassies’ Open House Day.

This annual event is a highlight of the Washington May calendar and is celebrated during Europe Week, Each embassy will open to the public from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2013, offering a rare look inside the buildings and providing a unique opportunity to experience the country’s cultural heritage and national traditions.

All of our participating Embassies are located in Northwest Washington, D.C., and are easily accessible both on foot or by mass transit. Special EU Open House shuttle buses will also be servicing stops conveniently located throughout the area.

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.

Exhibition on view: LATINO/US Cotidiano. Literally meaning everyday life, Cotidiano is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America.Curator Claudi Carreras selected established and emerging photographers of Latino descent who embrace the theme and also excel at their craft.

The exhibition and photobook include noted artists Carlos Alvárez Montero, Sol Aramendi, Katrina Marcelle d’Autremont, Calé, Ricardo Cases, Livia Corona, Héctor Mata, Karen Miranda, Dulce Pinzón, Susana Raab, Stefan Ruiz, and Gihan Tubbeh.


Venue map

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


For security reasons, all visitors aged 16 and over must bring valid photo identification to EU Open House Day. Download the EU Embassies’ Open House brochure. Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Food and wine available for purchase.

More information

Official website



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