Below we present most interesting places in our city. You can also add historic buildings, theatres, restaurants, ect. to your own trip. You will find the list of your chosen places in Trips Creator.
|Lokalizacja:||Warszawa, Pl. Defilad 1
A conversation from the year 1949: Stalin: We can build an underground line, a housing estate or a palace for you, just like the one in Moscow. What do you want? Bierut (Polish President): We can build the estate by ourselves, we don’t need the underground. We want the palace.
Patterned upon the town hall in Zamość, the Lomonosov University in Moscow and the Chrysler Building in New York, the Palace of Culture and Science was built with prominent help of workers from the brotherly nation. The construction only took 3 years (1952-1955) with 5,000 workers working 24/7. Fatal accidents happened during those 3 years as from time to time a drunken Russian worker would fall from the scaffolding.
The Palace is the 6th tallest building in the EU (230m). On the 30th floor there is a viewing terrace, which several suicides used to jump out of in the 50s. Security bars were installed later on. There are more than 3,000 rooms in the Palace, which are now used for various purposes. In 1989, right after communism collapsed, the office rooms in the Palace were rented by Coca-Cola, which, ironically, the communist system had seen as the symbol of the “rotten West” and was hard to get as a product.
At present it serves cultural and entertainment purposes. It houses Sala Kongresowa (a performance hall where concerts, shows and prize award events take place), the Museum of Science, 3 theatres and the cinema Kinoteka.
26 November 2010
Congress Hall, Palace of Culture and Science, time:20, tickets: from 70 to 180 zł
28 November 2010
29 November 2010
04 December 2010
28 December 2010
22 January 2011
12 February 2011
22 February 2011
16 March 2011
It was built between 1407-1410, and frequently reconstructed after that. It was the seat of Polish kings from the 16th c. on. It retains a baroque-classicistic style and has a 60-metre-high clock...
In the 18th c. this was a small private town belonging to the Potocki family. Its name stems from German and means “Mary’s Town”. Its central point was the busy and crowded Mariensztat Market.