Palace of Culture and Science

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Palace of Culture and Science

Palace of Culture and Science
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Considered Poland's highest building, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet).
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Toshy1234
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
One of Warsaw's most famous buildings
Oct 2020 • Solo
Although some people in Warszawa may not like the Palace of Culture and Science, it's without a doubt, a architectural symbol of the city.
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Written February 26, 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania605 contributions
Time heals all
Feb 2020
All over the world, many buildings exist which were built by occupation forces or by empires. Long after the last victims are dead, these structures cease to be painful reminders and become what they always were intended to be by the builders: masterful works of human ingenuity and art. This massive Stalinsky skyscraper is breath-taking and beautiful, eerily reminiscent of American skyscrapers of the 1910-1920s found in New York City or other major metropolises of the era. The lighting always changes for whatever occasion is pertinent. The view from the top being the well known best in all the city. One cannot ignore the might of such a building and it's timeless place in the city.
Written December 22, 2020
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,729 contributions
Ugly reminder of Soviet rulling
Dec 2019
This building if somehow frightening and imposing. Build as a "gift" from the soviets, it is a constant reminder of the country's turbulent past and a constant debate if they should tear it down or not.
Written November 20, 2020
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gábor s
Budapest, Hungary20 contributions
Anything
Oct 2020 • Friends
... You want. We were only on the top for the view but its mere size, style and beauty was awesome. There are museums, galleries, concerts. The people are moderately kind, but you can have anything.
Written October 25, 2020
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Sarah L
2 contributions
Best view of Warsaw
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nicest building in Warsaw. We went to the top in the lift. Currently only four persons per lift but queues weren't long on a weekday.
Written September 4, 2020
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Marion E
Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands230 contributions
Beautiful view from the top
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place to oversee the city
With a small cafe to enjoy a drink. You can really see over the complete city... absolutely worthwhile to visit
Written August 26, 2020
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Guidzi
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil181 contributions
Fabulous 360 degrees view
Aug 2020 • Couples
It was a great experience. We booked the tickets online. 20 pln for adults and 15 pln for students then we skiped the queue in the morning. We went straight to the top were we got an awesome 360 degrees view of Warsaw. Also there were maps, photos and plenty to read about Warsaw's history. Go there the same way we did and you won't regret it.
Written August 22, 2020
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John B
Toronto, Canada2,968 contributions
Overrated
Feb 2020
I had read some reviews that there were interesting restaurants and things to do at the "Palace". Sadly, unless you're up for a cafeteria experience and some dreary stores there's little here to see and do (of course, there could be some interesting shows in the theatres). We never made it up to the observation deck due to a very long line - that may have save the day from what was otherwise a waste of time.
Written March 24, 2020
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Scott M
Bellshill, UK193 contributions
A must do for the view but not much else
Feb 2020
Lovely building but hard to find the enterance. Try and go during a quiet period. Views are amazing. Lift up was quite claustrophobic but very quick. Inexpensive and quick thing to do
Written March 11, 2020
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Kenneth R
5 contributions
So you want to see Stalin's fraternal gift to his Polish comrades?
Jun 2019
This is the building that Poles love to hate. It is ugly beyond belief but is actually a wonderful venue for events of all kinds. It really is a hoot to go to a rock concert (e.g. King Crimson a few years back) in a venue that was designed for Party congresses (red predominates and the seat backs have pull-down desk tops built in for the apparatchiks to take copious notes). The 35th floor observation deck has the best views of Warsaw and a funky tea room that has not changed mus wince the 1950s and of course people will tel you that it is the best view of the city because you cannot see the Palace from the Palace.
Written March 11, 2020
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