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Memorial to Thomas Jefferson in Washington

On the banks of Potomac river, in Washington, is the majestic building built in memory of the president Thomas Jefferson, with an unequivocal style of Roman architecture.

He Thomas Jefferson Memorial It is one of the great monuments that you can visit in your tourist trip to Washington.

I'll tell you next 6 facts and curiosities about the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

1.- Located south of the White House, he Thomas Jefferson Memorial It was initially built in 1943 in honor of the then president,Franklin Roosevelt, on the initiative of President Roosevelt.

By then in Washington they already had their own monument in the capital former presidents as Washington and Lincoln.

2.- It is a circular building that is based on large columns of Ionic style, in a style it is totally inspired by the Pantheon of Rome.

3.- Inside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington you can see one big bronze statue six meters high.

This statue shows the effigy of the president and stone plates with quotes from his great works, such as the Declaration of Independence.

4.- The cherry trees that are in the surroundings of the building, and that embellish the landscape when they are in bloom, were planted in honor of the Japanese people in 1912.

5.- The Thomas Jefferson Memorial It is open for visitors 24 hours a day, but this monument is not as visited as others in the city of Washington since it is displaced with respect to the great avenue of National Mall.

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