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Al.Jerozolimskie 51, Warsaw 00-697, Poland
022 625 35 52
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Ranked #16 of 136 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Museums
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Warsaw, Poland
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Do you want to see how Warsaw looks after or during the WWII? It's a great opportunity to explore it in Photoplasticon! It's an amazing, vintage place in Warsaw. Well maybe it's not easy to find, but when you find it, you'll be awed!

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Minsk, Belarus
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well, it was not really easy to find it due to repair works. You should go through one archway to courtyard and then in another courtyard there is a door. I've never seen (oh, I've even never heard about) such device, so I was very impressed. Both by pictures of old Warsaw and the fact that people used it since... More 

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Puebla, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It was a very different place to visit and very interesting, is a short visit but very unique. You just have to go and see what the place is about, of course old photos, but is special.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It's pretty amazing to think that people came here in 1905 to see photos from around the world. When you think about it this sort of thing was a precursor to the internet. It's also notable that the Photoplastikon survived both world wars, so you're truly getting a look into the country's fascinating past.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,521 reviews 1,521 reviews
1,333 attraction reviews
742 helpful votes 742 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Photoplasticon is wonderfully quirky attraction which provides a great introduction to the city. It's located just across the street from the Central Station. Go through the arch at No 51 into a courtyard and you will find it's entrance in one of the corners. A suitably eccentric person takes your money as you head inside to a darkened room with... More 

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Berlin, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It might be a bit tricky to find, but it is worth a visit. Unfortunately the cashier does not speak english, but there not much to explain though. We went there several times as they have different photo series.

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Espoo, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Something I had never heard of before and would not expect to see anywhere. An interesting discovery and experience.

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185 reviews 185 reviews
72 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Worth stopping off to see. Shows how Warsaw was years ago. Good collection of photographs. You only need 20 minutes here, and it lies off the Main Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Well worth the detour just to get a peak of old Warsaw. Nice to get the 3d feel from old pictures. even the 18 year old enjoyed it! The backyard could have been more pleasant, but not to be scared off by!

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Komorow, Poland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Had a great time with my wife and son, he was 5 or 6 when we first visited this almost-hidden place. The photos offer a unique view on the life in Warsaw before and during the war. Stereoscopic, so you're standing right in the middle of it. Fantastic.

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