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Palace of Culture and Science

 

pl. Defilad 1
between Emilii Plater & Marszalkowska, N of al. Jerozolimskie
next to Zlote Tarasy shopping mall and ZŁOTA 44

00-901 Warszawa (Warsaw) Polska (Poland)
+48 22 656 76 00

geo: 52.231099,21.006546
[street map / directions]
[bird's eye view]

from Warsaw Tourist Office:

The highest and most recognisable building in Warsaw can be seen from almost every part of the capital. It was opened in 1955 on the initiative of Joseph Stalin as a ''gift of the Soviet people for the Poles.'' Built by Russian workers, for a long time, it was considered to be a symbol of socialist power and the pride of People's Poland - it was where conventions of the Polish United Workers' Party took place. Since its very beginning, its monumental interiors have hosted numerous concerts, exhibitions, fairs and shows.

Currently, the palace is home to theatres, a cinema, museums, trendy pubs and the main Warsaw Tourist Information office. Go up to the observation deck on the 30th floor of the building and see the beautiful panorama of the city from a height of 114 metres. In summer, the area around the palace becomes the arena for numerous concerts, theatre performances and film shows. In winter, it is a great place for skating enthusiasts thanks to the free ice skating rink. At night, the building is beautifully lit, and additional decorations illuminate special occasions.
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