Take the time to check out the Uruguay Embassy if you live or are planning to visit Washington, DC. Located right in the center of the downtown DC area, you will find the Embassy at 1913 I Street NW. This is very near the Farragut West M station. A ride on the Metro can take you to a number of the top attractions that are in DC and one of those that you do not want to miss is the Embassy that houses the Uruguay Ambassador and his staff.
The downtown setting is just a few blocks away from many other US and international headquarters. The US Treasury Department, the State Department, the IMF, the OAS and even the White House are all just a short walk from the Embassy.
At this time the building that is home to the Embassy of Uruguay contains a total of 6 floors. The ground floor is where you will find the District Consulate and Reception area where all new guests are greeted and their visits are documented. The Sala de las Artes is located on the 2nd floor and here many different types of Uruguay art are proudly displayed.
The Uruguay Armed Forces Mission to the United States occupies the 3rd floor of the building. The Embassy is planning to create a selection of national government office suites on the 4th floor during the coming months and years.
The top two floors of the Embassy are where you will discover conference rooms and the Chancery office suites. This is also where the offices of the Uruguay Ambassador are located.
The inauguration of the Uruguay Embassy was just celebrated 10 years ago in 2001. Although there have been diplomatic ties and friendly relations between the United States and the country of Uruguay for a number of years 2001 was an auspicious date because it marked the occasion when the Uruguay government actually was the owner of the building housing its national ambassador to the US.
Cultural and community activities are held at the Embassy at scheduled times during the year.
The Sala de las Artes is frequently the setting that is used to highlight prominent artwork and artists from Uruguay and other South American nations. One artist with Uruguay roots that has been honored at the embassy is Lorena Etchebarne.
The Uruguay Embassy along with the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and Ms. Etchebarne are all actively involved in a 2010 charity art auction to benefit the Haiti earthquake victims.
This showcases the dedication of the people of Uruguay to ensure that charity, assistance and global understanding be integral components of their new DC embassy activities.