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Palace of Culture and Science

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The Palace of Science and Culture is 237 metres high, making it the second tallest building in Poland after the Varso Tower and one of the tallest structures in Europe. On the 30th floor there is an open-air terrace from which you can look in all four directions. We offer guided tours to the terrace and around the Palace of Culture.

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This is a touristic overview of the attraction. For a detailed description please click the button below.

Tour with us

Bei uns können Sie eine private oder auch öffentliche Führung mit unserem Stadtführer Antoni reservieren.

You can visit the Palace of Culture with us as follows

warsaw-center
Type of attraction
A 237 m high office building. Main feature: Imposing!
Address
Plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa
Location
The metro stations "Centrum" and "Swietokrzyska" are nearby. Many hotels such as the Novotel or Mariott are in the immediate vicinity. Moreover, the building is hard to miss, so just look up.
Gastronomy
Left of the main entrance: Cafe Kulturalna; right of the main entrance: Bar Studio. There are two more cafés in the building.
How to get
Metro stations "Swietokrzyska" and "Cenrum" within sight | Very many hotel chains are within a 3-km radius | Actually, everyone passes this colossus once.

Short description

Our number 3 f the top attractions in Warsaw is the Palace of Culture, which, together with the Old Town and the Royal Route, completes the city’s history. The Middle Ages are represented by the Old Town, modern times and the Golden Age by the Royal Route, and the Palace of Culture heralds the modern age and is a signpost for what may come.

For some Varsovians it is a symbol of the oppression of the totalitarian system of social realism (communism) between 1949 – 1989. However, we would like to focus on a different perspective. It is rather about the relationship between destruction and reconstruction, and here the Palace of Culture, built in 1955, is a symbol of the dawning of a new era that begins in a horrific event. It is thanks to the unruliness, the will for freedom and the willingness to sacrifice of the people of Warsaw that this social project succeeded.

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Warsaw center at sunset. View from the Novotel Hotel.

Institutions in the building (before the pandemic)

Theater
Teatr Dramatyczny
Teatr Studio
Teatr Lalka
Teatr 6 Pietro
Museum
Museum of Technology and Industrie
Museum of Evolution
Dollhouse Museum
Cinema
Kinoteka Multiplex
Universities and schools
Collegium Civitatis (University)
University Wschechnica Polska
Photo Academy
University for Promotion, Media and Show Business
Dance school Sulewscy
Warsaw Dance Department
Youth Palace
Gastronomy
So! Coffee; Green Caffe Nero; Bistro Trojka (Café und Restaurant); Cafe Kulturalna; Bar Studio; Klub Mirage, Kawiarnia Kinoteka (im Kino)

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