The Palace of Culture and Science was built between 1952 and 1955; it was a “gift of the Soviet people to the Polish nation”, offered by Joseph Stalin himself.
The building is rather impressive with its height of 230 meters.
Nowadays you can find a Cinema, Theater, Museum and the Congress Hall here.
The big attraction for tourists and residents is the ‘trzydziestka’, a large terrace on the 30th floor of the Palace (at a height of 114 m), where you can admire the gorgeous panorama of Warsaw. On New Year’s Eve, 2000, the Palace of Culture and Science unveiled the second-largest clock in Europe: its four discs are each 6 m in diameter, and it is highest clock tower in the world.
daily: 9am – 8pm
(additionally in summer: Friday and Saturday until 11:45 pm)
Plac Defilad 1
tel. +48 22 656 76 00