Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

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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  • A special building on it's own with the history back to the Stalin days. The palace can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. But the view of the city is great.  more »
  • Not worth paying to enter, it is an imposing building that shows you the buildings of the Communist era, contrasting with a background of modern buildings, see step is sufficient.
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  • A must see for tourists and city visitors. There's a panoramic terrace with a great view on all of Warsaw close to the top. Other activities inside include exhibitions, cinema and theaters.  more »
  • Immense building, inspired by the Empire State so that's what we referred to it as during our stay. Has a real 30s feel to it. Has a cinema and exhibitions inside and we were pleasantly surprised to find it has a viewing gallery up top. 20 zloty to ride the lift (that's about 4 quid) and spend as much time as you like up there taking in views of the city.
  • Beautiful place to visit when you are in Warsaw. It's in the middle of the modern city centre near a shopping mall and the central railway station. When you are there, take the time to go up to the observation deck and enjoy the incredible 360° view of the Warsaw skyline... Enjoy!!
  • Fairly small museum. It's all in polish, no translations but you get the jist of it. For the price it's worth it and there are some good fossils and specimens to see. Will take less than an hour to see it all
  • Amazing place. So hug and dominant on the city. From the top you can see all the city, on every side. Wonderful. It's really high. You can buy souvenirs
  • Best price for movie tickets in Warsaw and it is not crowded as all other multiplex theaters. If you can get the movie you like it is a no brainier choice. Recommend it.

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