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Physical LocationPlay
Refers to the building where ambassadors work. It's different from a consulate, which may handle visas. SlideShe visited the embassy to meet with the diplomat.
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Cultural SignificancePlay
'Embassy' often implies a piece of home country on foreign soil and may host national events. SlideThe embassy held a reception for the national day.
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Not a CommonplacePlay
Embassies are secure and formal; one cannot enter as freely as other public places. SlideYou need an appointment to get into the embassy.