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Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

Categories: Observation Decks, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Palace of Culture and Science and get the most from your holiday in Warsaw, create itinerary details personal to you using our Warsaw itinerary planner.
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  • The Palace of culture was offered by the Russians to the poles. Of course the inhabitants of Warsaw who not too like this rather massive building. Just after its construction the favorite joke was to say: who is the happiest man in Warsaw? The concierge at the Palace of culture because when he leans out of the window it doesn't.
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  • It's a definitely a landmark of Warsaw and it will be for years to come even if there were talk of tearing it down. It hosts few good culture places, the biggest stage in Poland, offices and highest r...  read more »
  • There was no case to not visit this unique building that stands there to remind the power he once had the Poland. It is a perfect place to see the capital Warsaw from above. The "Palace of Culture" despite not being the tallest building in the area however obscure the skyscrapers that surround it with the whopping-style mansion.
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  • I only went to the top and because it was Wednesday, museum is not open on Wednesdays. A good place to have an overview of whole city(even the airport). So go there as the first or last would be a good choice.
  • This place is huge. The top viewing balcony is worth a trip in a very fast lift. They had a VR experience of warsaw in its distant and recent past which is the best virtual reality I have tried so far, worth a visit.
  • We went mid-morning on a Sunday and there was almost no line for tickets or for the lift to the 30th floor. The view is fantastic and a few informational plaques tell you a bit about what you're seeing. There is a small bar with snacks and drinks at the viewing platform level so you can sit and take in the view. Like most things in Warsaw the price of entry was reasonable.
  • Although there is not much to do thete, the view is excellent. If the weather is good, you'll be able to easily spot all the tourist attractions in Warsaw.
  • Be sure to visit the top. There is also a very cool VR exposition, try it out!
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