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“Probably the only thing worth seeing the rest is under construction.”

Palace of Culture and Science
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I spent a week in Poland and I went to Krakow and Warsaw. The city's are very different, and I found that I was looking over my shoulder and not relaxing and enjoying Warsaw as much. I went to the Palace of culture and Science took the elevator to the top and got some wonderful pictures from there, you can see the entire city and it is the one thing that I feel gave me something different, the rest of Warsaw is under construction. So I do not want to comment to much about it, when the buildings are painted and the bank buildings finished it will look like every bank capital. The same brands as every where, and the same food and drink. But I got some great pictures, so I would say if you are in Warsaw drop bye and take a picture and send a postcard,....

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The building is the landmark for Warsaw. Donated to the city in the height of the post WWII communist era, it is a testimony to the Russian Occupation which took over from the Germans. The imposing landmark can be still seen dominating the modern high rise construction near the City Center. What is worth a walk around it the current uses of the center for live art performances featuring all the names of western stars and acts, as well as visual art and science museum. To see the external site allow a 1/2 hour. To explore the many offerings allow several hours.

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This nice gift from Stalin is really what the Poles consider an eyesore of their city, BUT with all the building in the last 10-15 years, it is not as prominent as it once was. It is nothing special, BUT you shouldn't miss a trip to the top of it to view the whole city from that vantage point.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you've never seen a real Soviet skyscraper, it's worth a visit. The locals hate the reminder of Soviet dominance. I stayed in a hotel right across the street, and there was little else to see nearby. It's obvious that most of Warsaw was bombed terribly during WWII, and then the Soviets came in and did not restore it's old world charm. Instead, the neighborhood is shabby Soviet with random modern glass sky-scaping hotels rising up above the Brezhnev-era buildings.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

As I live in the city, know it's background, I am not a big fan of this building. Still, looking at it from a tourist attraction standpoint, I must say it is worth a visit. It is big, similar to Moscow "palace's", so one can feel a bit of communism time architecture without visiting Russia. The price tag to get on the balcony is a bit pricey, but on a nice day, worth to see the city.

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