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Take in some of the country's best views from the massive Palace of Culture and Science, one of the city's most important and controversial landmarks. At 114 m (374 ft), it is Poland's tallest building. Visitors can enjoy panoramic vistas from the observation deck, accessible by an elevator. Completed in 1955, the construction was conceived as a gift from the Soviet people to the Polish nation, and its architecture blends Socialist Realism with Polish Historicism. Today, the monument is also home to company headquarters, cinemas, theaters, libraries, and educational institutions. Have a drink or a bite to eat in one of the on-site restaurants and bars. Please note, the observation terrace's entrance fee can only be paid with cash. Add Palace of Culture and Science to your Warsaw travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Warsaw trip planner.
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Tours to Palace of Culture and Science
$49 BOOK WITH VIATOR Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup
Duration: 3 hours
$107 BOOK WITH VIATOR Palace of Culture & Science + Lazienki Park: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/
Duration: 4 hours
$65 BOOK WITH VIATOR Palace of Culture and Science : SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/
Duration: 100 to 120 minutes
$91 BOOK WITH VIATOR Palace of Culture & Science + Warsaw Uprising Museum: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/
Duration: 4 hours
$47 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-Drive Tour: Communist Warsaw by Retro Fiat "Toddler"
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Palace of Culture and Science reviews
If you enjoy Stalinist architecture then this is the place to see. I think it is a magnificent although slightly worn building. The Russians "gave" it to the Polish people so some don't care for... more »
It's a must see thing in Warsaw! Going up to the top for a view and having some good desserts up there is just a thing I would recommend for everyone! more »
The architecture is breathtaking!! Reminds me a lot of the Moscow University (which is fitting since the city has still a lot of Soviet and communist era influence in terms of buildings and architecture), it's definitely a must-see in Warsaw! I wouldn't necessarily go inside (unless you understand Polish and can attend the museum's inside, or if it's nice weather out to go to the viewing terrace) as there's not really much to do, but there is a photo booth to take one of those touristy photo strips if you're looking for that! It's a great way of spotting the center and not getting lost around the city and a great starting point for going anywhere in Warsaw.
It's astonishing huge building! It's so big that it is very hard to find where is the entrance to what. You have beautiful view from top, for a small fee. One of must see things when you are staying in the Warsaw. There is also cinema inside.
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