The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki; abbreviated PKiN) is a notable high-rise building in central Warsaw, Poland. With a total height of 237 metres (778 ft) it is the second tallest building in both Warsaw and Poland after Varso, the 6th-tallest building in the European Union (including spire) and one of the tallest on the European continent. Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theatres, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties, and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2007, it has been enlisted in the Registry of Objects of Cultural Heritage.
Motivated by Polish historical architecture and American art deco high-rise buildings, the PKiN was designed by Soviet Russian architect Lev Rudnev in "Seven Sisters" style and is informally referred to as the Eighth Sister. The Palace was also the tallest clock tower in the world until the installation of a clock mechanism on the NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building in Tokyo, Japan.
Joe Anzalone | Jul 8, 2018
When you’re visiting Warsaw this place is a must see... take a lift to the top and see the whole of the city. Plenty of eateries around the area and lots of site seeing tours from there too. Try going to see it without a wow.. no chance!!
Lloyd De Jongh | Jun 8, 2018
The tour is well worth it to learn about Polish history, the story of the Russian occupation, the Communist regime and life from WW2 until the fall of Communism in the late 80s. The building itself is an interesting architectural monument, with fascinating tales told by the guide about its design, construction and history. It has amazing views over the city of Warsaw from the top of the tower, it has many nooks and crannies with interesting paintings on the walls, and the history that unfolded there is eye-opening. The building is a controversial one, a symbol of oppression and dislike for many Poles, yet an integral part of their history and daily cultural life in the city.
Walter Bormans | Jun 21, 2018
It's a great view at the top, and there's a bunch to do inside. But the layout isn't good. You can't explore, it's very guided, but at the same time it's difficult to find all the exhibits. It's a super cool building from the outside, but I would argue going inside is not mandatory if you're here to see the city.
Asim Hameed | Jun 27, 2018
A nice cafe inside. The park around is really nice to sit. They arrange really cool activities and exhibitions for free so that's exciting!!
Pontus Savolainen | Jun 4, 2018
The stronghold of communism. Old and glorified building, which I thought was going to be spectacular but rather mediocre. We visited the rooftop and it was alright, it had a nice view. However, there where long lines and hard to both get up and down the building. If it's first time in Warsaw I could recommend a visit, but not a revisit.
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