Palace of Culture and Science

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Palace of Culture and Science

Palace of Culture and Science
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Considered Poland's highest building, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet).
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Neighbourhood: Śródmieście Północne
How to get there
  • Centrum • 4 min walk
  • Świętokrzyska • 5 min walk
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA340 contributions
Apr 2022
The Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kutury i Nauki or Kin) is a high-rise building located in downtown Warsaw, Poland. This 42-floor building Socialist realism and art deco building was a gift from the Soviet Union to Poland. This building is 778 feet tall, topped with a needle of 141.08 feet. It is the second tallest building in Poland and considered a showpiece of Poland and can be observed from most areas of Warsaw. The 3882 rooms in this building houses public and cultural institutions, a multiplex cinema with eight screen, four theatres, libraries, university faculties and sport clubs. One can find two museums (Museum of Technology and Museum of Evolution), offices, bookshops, a swimming pool and a three thousand seat auditorium. Located on the 11th and 12th floor is the Collegium Civitas, an accredited university. The Polish Academy of Sciences also has its headquarters located in this facility. Four 21-foot clocks decorated the top of the building. Located on the 12th floor is an observation deck with 360’ view of Warsaw and the surrounding area. Cost to visit the observation deck is approximately $5.00 US or 40 Ztote. Be aware the elevator to the observation deck is extremely slow and the lines are exceptionally long. Waited an hour for elevator trip to the deck. The view is well worth the wait. Over the years, this building has been modernized and in 2010 LED lights were added which allows the Palace to be lite up at night. Currently the Palace is light up every evening in blue and yellow, the national colors of the Ukrainian flag. A remarkable display of Polish solidarity with its neighbor Ukraine. Over the years this building has become a problem for the Polish government as it is a symbol of Soviet influence. Calls for it is demolishment are a daily occurrence. At present the building remains. This is a fascinating building and should be visited.
Written 19 May 2022
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Tia W
23 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
the city has one of the most popular places here,you must visit it.go to the 30th floor.you will see a beautiful view from above.the ticket is not expensive for /person./person only 20zł.
(polish currency).
Written 25 April 2022
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Linh N
Finland8 contributions
Apr 2022
The Da Vinci exhibition here was great. Should not have spent the money on an unimpressive city view from the top. The building from the outside is stunning though.
Written 24 April 2022
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK16,856 contributions
Sep 2021
The Palace of Culture and Science (also known as PKiN) is a landmark high-rise building in central Warsaw. A gift from the Soviet Union it was constructed from 1952 to 1955 and has a total height of 237 metres (778 ft) and is the second tallest building in Poland. PKiN houses various public and cultural institutions such an eight screen cinema, theatres, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties, and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Four 6.3 metre (21 ft) clock faces were added to the top of the building ahead of the millennium celebrations in 2000 and the clocks began working on 31st December 2000. Since 2007, it has been enlisted in the Registry of Objects of Cultural Heritage. Despite being such a big Warsaw landmark PKiN is a highly controversial building for some, and is often viewed as a reminder of Soviet influence over the Polish People's Republic, especially due to its construction during mass violations of human rights under Stalin. There have been calls to demolish it which having visited it I feel would be a big shame. It is beautifully illuminated at night and during the day a trip up to the observation deck to get 360' views of Warsaw is worth the minimal cost entry ticket.
Written 21 April 2022
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Rob Nesbit
Warsaw, Poland1,937 contributions
Apr 2022
Lovely looking Tower, given to the Polish from Stalin as a gift back in the day.....

Nowadays its a cultural marker in a modern city surrounded by nice and shiny high rise office towers.........its still holds its elegance well, and is a beautiful building to look at from below.

Going to the top, or at least some of the way to the top, one has to queue a little as its busy....... and with only one lift working on the day.....it did take half an hour to first buy a ticket, then get inline for the lift......
But at the top, the views are great, and one can see as far as the eyes can go of the city of Warsaw in all its splendid glory. Great views at the top.

Going back down again, another bit of a wait to the bottom.......another 20 or 30 minutes .......but I didn't mind really as the lines were moving, just slowly!

Worth a visit to see the skyline of Warsaw
Written 7 April 2022
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Marcin 7-17
Gdynia, Poland3,621 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
A communist relic. When there was a time that they wanted to demolish it, now a symbol of the center of Warsaw with night illuminations, fountains and a park. And above all, the seat of the legendary Studio Theater with many stories, a dramatic theater and a vantage point on the 30th floor, accessible by a high-speed elevator. The Palace also houses several cafes and the Museum of Technology, an important point on the map of Warsaw.
Written 28 February 2022
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Sarny
Bexleyheath, UK279 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
A beautiful building worth visiting for the building alone and then of course the viewing platform on the 30th floor is great. It's 20 zloty to go up to the viewing platform or we got a ticket for 29 zloty each which included a coffee in the cafe up on that level. The cafe is beautiful, the lady who served us very friendly and the choice of cakes reasonably priced - we had apple strudel for 9 zloty - it was a large slice and delicious. As for the viewing platform it goes right around the building so great views of the city. We went up on a Saturday evening just before dusk so had views by day and night. The 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the very long queue to use the one lift in service - it took us about 45 minutes in the queue to go up and about 30 minutes in the queue to go down. Overall though we were glad we went.
Written 5 February 2022
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Brian T
631 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We had a beautiful but cold day for viewing from observation deck. The views provide an interesting prospective of the old and new Warsaw.
Written 23 January 2022
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Ugnius V
3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The building itself is beautiful, but the viewing terrace is not worth the waiting line. We we on December 31 so maybe tgat was the case.
Written 1 January 2022
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus891 contributions
Dec 2021
Amazing architecture with a gothic rhythm, which is highlighted by the modern skyscrapers surrounding the building. Lighted beautifully during the evening. Can be seen from most parts of the center.
Written 22 December 2021
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