Palace of Culture and Science in City Centre of Warsaw


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Palace of Culture and Science
Palace of Culture and Science is a landmark of Warsaw City visible from every corner of the capital. It is a huge building in the very centre of the city. It was a “gift” for the people of Warsaw from the nations of USSR. It was built in 1952 – 1955 to the design of a Russian architect, Lev Rudniev.

In 1950s it was the second highest building in Europe, 230 m 68 cm high and contains 40 million bricks. It has 30 storeys plus tall spire on the top. Its design resembles Moscow’s Socialist Realist tower blocks. From its highest terrace there is a beautiful view over Warsaw City. Building hosts theaters, museums, offices, conference rooms, international meetings, congresses, trade fairs and other institutions. There are also several good restaurants here.

Terrace with the view called “trzydziestka” is open for visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entrance costs 20 PLN for normal ticket and 15 PLN for students and kids.

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