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Washington - Visit of the Arlington Cemetery and its Changing of the Guard

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Arlington Cemetery in Washington

In youtrip to Washington you will have the opportunity to visit the largest cemetery in the worldthat of Arlington.

Of course, your visit to Washington will focus on the big stage that is National Mall, where the main monuments and the Smithsonian Institute museums, among which I highlight the Museum of Art and Space.

But for visit the arlington cemetery you must cross to the other side of the Potomac River, not far from National Mall.

He Arlington Cemetery It occupies an area of ​​more than 2,500 square meters, in it more than 300,000 Americans are buried, and every year they come to more than four million visitors.

This cemetery is a common image of many American films, with long rows of white tombstones.

Its construction began in 1802, and throughout history the most famous characters in the history of the United States have been buried therein.

What to see in Arlington Cemetery

While officially in 1864 it was declared as a military cemetery, in the cemetery you can find, for example, the graves of numerous American astronauts.


Arlington Cemetery in Washington

Or also those of numerous American presidents, although surely in your visit above all you will not stop seeing the tomb of the President Kennedy, which concentrates many visitors every day.

But the most visited corner of the Arlington Cemetery it is the monument of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, before which the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard.

It is a truly ceremonial act attended by numerous visitors, as you can see by watching the video that accompanies this report.

Cited Changing of the Guard It takes place, from April to September, every half hour, and the rest of the year, every hour.


Changing of the Guard at Arlington Cemetery in Washington

Arlington Cemetery Hours

The Arlington Cemetery Visiting Hours They are from 8 am to 7 pm (until 5 pm from October to March), and admission is free.

Finally, if being in New York you don't feel like it travel to Washington on your own, you have the option to sign up for a Washington excursion.

This one-day tour will take you to visit the capital of the United States with a Spanish guide, and as soon as you arrive the first stage will be the Visit of the Kennedy Tomb in the Arlington Cemetery.

Here you have all the information of Washington tour.


Kennedy Tomb at Arlington Cemetery in Washington - Photo: Salvador Samaranch

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