Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

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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. Add Palace of Culture and Science to your Warsaw travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Warsaw trip planner .
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  • A special building on it's own with the history back to the Stalin days. The palace can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. But the view of the city is great.  more »
  • Not worth paying to enter, it is an imposing building that shows you the buildings of the Communist era, contrasting with a background of modern buildings, see step is sufficient.
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  • A must see for tourists and city visitors. There's a panoramic terrace with a great view on all of Warsaw close to the top. Other activities inside include exhibitions, cinema and theaters.  more »
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  • A very imposing building. Gives a character to the polish capital, though some people don't like it. I personally liked it. View from above is also stunning nut nothing special. Not so well kept.
  • It is a nice Tower but not much to see. You can see Warsaw from above but the skyscrapers are blocking parts of the view. Even so it is a nice view but for me a view that doesn't worth 20zlt. The elevator was something you don't see every day. It went from 0 to 30 within 20seconds.
  • Stunning building and outstanding views across Warsaw. It's a must of you're visiting for a short time! There are a range of exhibitions on the lower floors and a cafe up at the top. A good time to go is around sunset as you can walk all around the top so get 360° views of the city.
  • 30th floor has nice views but you have to buy tickets! About 20 PLN per person. And lines for tickets were quite long. You go up the elevator and outside to the terrace. It's a nice view to all directions, but I'm not sure it's 100% worth it. The building is nice from outside as well. A definite landmark with the way it stands out from all other buildings.
  • Fantastic and spectacular views over Warsaw from 30th floor. You get to see Warsaw and you get to feel some fresh air (as fresh as it is in city centre). If you can get guided toor. Good thing that this is one of the cheapest tourist attraction in Europe 😀
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