Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

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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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  • I am from Lodz but were ther twice since childhood. Good place, good building. Lots of stages and places of interest around. It s also gift of soviet architecture to modern Poland. Suggest this place....  more »
  • Great view! If you try to reach early you can avoid the queues. On fridays and saturdays they allow ti go in the night too up until 10 or 11 pm  more »
  • Definitely worth the time and money to visit to the viewing platform! I would say the best time to go is at sunset but the viewing platform provided a great view all day.  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building in the centre of Warsaw. Many events and tours held here, and the viewing platform is great to overlook a busy and developing city. Typical memorabilia available in the gift shop, quite high prices but it is to be expected at a tourist attraction. All in all, a brilliant experience and a lot of history to absorb. Recommended!
  • One of the best viewpoints in Warsaw. The palace offers many interesting places museums and shops. It really a fascinating palace. There is also interesting story about this building, about how it was constructed. Anyway this gift from Stalin as they call it definitely deserve attention and is worth visiting.
  • The Palace of Culture and Science is the highest building in Poland standing at 237 m (which is 42 floors) and has over 3,000 rooms which includes two private universities. The Palace has a post office, cinema, swimming pool, museums, libraries and theatres and also has one of the largest conference facilities in Warsaw and some coffee shops. The big attraction is a large terrace on the 30th floor of the Palace. (at a height of 114 m), where you can see wonderful scenery like Warsaw centre, the old town and city skyscrapers. The price of entry was reasonable to go up. Having your own binoculars with can be a bonus or have ample coins for the telescope. There are helpful plaques which gives information about the places you should be looking at as well as giving some information about it. The Palace of Culture and Science now has the second-largest clock in Europe: with its four discs each 6m in diameter, and it is also the highest clock tower in the world. At night the area is pleasantly lit up.
  • This is one of the must-see place sim Warsaw. It is has an astonishing architecture that anyone can spend some time admiring it and this mix between history and modernity present in this area of the city. For those willing to spend some money to enjoy a good view from the top (or almost), it is possible to do it. It is always good to ask or check about discounts for elderly, children or students, or even for big groups. This place is very nicely located in Warsaw, as it is served by subway, train and bus lines, making it easy to stop by to see it. Besides, there are many attractions around it like shopping malls and stores.
  • A good place if you want to see all of Warsaw. There's plenty of room to walk around and take your time. The views of the city are nice, especially at night. It is a huge complex of buildings, that had so much to offer: theaters, an indoor pool, a panoramic terrace, and much more. It's a must-visit while in town.
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