DC offers a suprisingly low-key, low-rise cityscape that's a mix of the modern - from inspired to humdrum - and classic landmarks, monuments, and neighbourhoods instantly recognisable to many even beyond the borders of the USA.
Marvel blockbusters such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) have featured Washington, D.C. in some of their action sequences. The capital boasts unparalleled natural settings, large monuments filled with symbolism because of their political relevance – such as the Capitol, the White House and the Supreme Court – and an enviable network of museums. No wonder they have often shared the spotlight with well-known Hollywood stars.