The monument in memory of President Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial, it must be without a doubt one of the must-see visits in your trip to Washington.
Surely you will keep in mind since it is one of the most emblematic images of the American capital.
Located in the great meadow of National Mall, right at the end totally opposite to Capitol and in the part closest to Potomac river, this famouswashington monument It is one of the most visited places by tourists in the city.
Lincoln Memorial in Washington
I will remind you that this place has become famous for the many great concentrations and historical discourses that have developed in front of it, such as the manifestation of Human rights that took place in 1963 in which Martin Luther King said the famous phrase "I have a dream".
This fact has even been reflected in the cinema, as I remember now the pacifist concentration of the film Forrest Gump which is set in the same scenario.
It is a building that was completed in 1922 and emulates the Doric temples of classical Greece, with its 36 columns 10 meters high.
The great center of attraction during your visit is the Abraham Lincoln sculpture, sculpted by Daniel Chester. With six meters high, it shows the former US president in a sitting position.
During your visit do not forget to sit on the great staircase from where you have a great panoramic view of the great meadow of the National Mall, with the great obelisk of Washington Monument in the foreground and in the background, the bright building of the United States Capitol.
Views of the Washington National Mall from the Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Hours
He schedule for visit the Lincoln Memorial It is every day of the year during 24 hours, because access to the public is not closed.
In addition, the entrance for the visit is free.