Palace of Culture and Science (Warsaw, Poland) Reviews
Description:Sightseeing Type: Castles / Palaces / Address: Plac Defilad 1 / Warsaw / Poland / This palace is the tallest building ... more
Newest Review: ... symbol of optimism and the development of Poland, promoting Science and Culture, it is a definite for anyone visiting the city as a Tourist. A ticket costs around 20 Zloty (£5) this gives you entry to a scientific exhibition on the ground floor, these can vary but are generally quite small and of great interest. The ticket also allows you to get a lift to the viewing station on the 32nd ... more
Customer Palace of Culture and Science (Warsaw, Poland) Reviews (3)
by - written on 23/02/10 (Very useful, 46 readings)
The Palace of Culture and Science is located in Central Warsaw, it is easy to spot as the most prominent building in the centre of the city. To many locals it is an ugly permanent reminder of communist rule, an ugly grey building imposing itself overlooking the cities every corner. To others it is a symbol of optimism and the development of Poland, promoting Science and Culture, it is a definite for anyone visiting the city as a Tourist. A ticket costs around 20 Zloty (£5) this gives you entry to a scientific exhibition on the ground floor, these can vary but are generally quite small and of great interest. The ticket also allows you to get a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/07/09 (Very useful, 35 readings)
In recent years there have been blatant architectural attempts to cover up the Palace of Culture with various skyscrapers, the latest being the in your face shopping centre Zlote Tarasy. The Palace of Culture is not a particularly well liked building, mostly due to its status as a gift by Stalin from the USSR to Poland for war efforts and "embracing" communism. Supposedly Warsaw was offered a metro/subway or this building and took the building instead, thus the reason metro stations are still being built today. To the foreign eye, this imposing building is not particularly ugly, it's an impressive size and in reality probably one of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/09/08, updated on 21/11/13 (Very useful, 214 readings)
The very essence of socialist-realist eclecticism is the Palace of Culture and Science where the pseudo Gothic and pseudo-Renaissance body is enhanced by truly Soviet monumentalism and adorned with lamps, marble and columns. Warsaw has changed remarkably over four decades but the mark of communism hasn't been completely erased. The monumental building stands in the heart of the city. You would be hard pushed not to see it even if you tried, soaring 231 metres high into the sky. The palace stands on Parade Square, the largest in Europe, but there is a plan in action to join this monument to social-realism with the tissue of the modern city. The building was ... Read the complete review
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