As the highest landmark building (237 meters) with 44 stories, the Palace of Culture and Science is one of the largest attractions of today’s Warsaw that you may see it from almost everywhere in the capital. Constructed in 1955 on the initiative of Joseph Stalin as a “gift of the Soviet people for the Poles”, this socialist realist architecture was the tallest structure in the city until the 53-storey building was erected in 2020.
Built by 7,500 workers from the Soviet Union and Poland, for three years, the palace contains 3288 rooms furnished with over 100 toilets. It was recognized as a symbol of socialist power and the pride of People’s Poland and also known as “the people’s castle”.
Today, the palace serves as a vast recreation and educational facility home to four theatres, a cinema, museums, bars and an auditorium hall for 3,000 people. The one not to be missed is the 30th-floor observation deck, which is known for its 360-degree panorama view that people can get a sweeping view of the city from a height of 114 metres.
😉 Do not miss out on the Palace of Culture and Science if you are planning a trip to Warsaw.
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