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Photoplasticon

Al.Jerozolimskie 51, Warsaw 00-697, Poland
022 625 35 52
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Ranked #29 of 153 Attractions in Warsaw
Type: Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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1,195 attraction reviews
557 helpful votes 557 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
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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
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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kent
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51 attraction reviews
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It has been a surprise when I found out about this place. Photoplasticon is such an authentic touristic spot! There is a quite small room, in which you can see all sorts of amazing old pictures of Warsaw. The atmosphere is enhanced by music and charming entrance. Highly recommended!

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Paris, France
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34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you're near the palace of culture and science (the big Stalinian building), just cross the street (using the underground walkways). between 2 buildings you'll see a small sign "Photoplasticon"... just walk in the court, towards the end, you'll get in a small room where the photoplasticon machine is... You'll see lots of old pictures that are projected in the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is one of the not-too-many places where you can experience "old" Warsaw. Old photos, old machine... launch your imagination and enjoy! And do not be scared by rather unfriendly courtyard you have to pass on your way to Fotoplastikon!

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