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Visiting Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw
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You can admire the great views from the tallest building in this country which is the controversial landmark that triggered the mixed feelings from the Polish Citizens. This Palace of Culture and Science has soared in the center of Warsaw City for decades as well. This is the dubious prize came from the Joseph Stalin and this is the skyscraper building considered as the remainder of the domination of Soviet. However, you can see a great scene from the top of the city. You can take a look at the austere architecture of this building that had the Stalinist style. The structure is pretty similar with the skyscraper collections from Moscow wich known as the Stalin's Seven Sister. Keep in mind that you can see the clock from the top of place which featured with the 40-foot diameter.

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Visit the Tallest Building 'Palace of Culture and Science' in the Warsaw

Visit the Tallest Building 'Palace of Culture and Science' in the Warsaw

The 6th tallest building in the European Union

The 6th tallest building in the European Union

While the Palace of Culture and Science was significantly soared and noticeable in the Warsaw skyline, however, this is not the only high building in Poland. During the construction, it was the highest tower clock in the world. Then on August 2018, the Palace of Culture and Science become the 6th tallest building in the European Union. It has 237 meters above the ground.

There were four mermaids that you can see in the clock

There were four mermaids that you can see in the clock

The clock also has the four faces which are every face go to each side in the palace and only placed here during New Year's Eve back then in 1999 in order to celebrate that new millennium. At that time, this four faces clock that you can see on the top side of PkiN became the second biggest clock in Europe. Then these four faces also sow you with the Warsaw symbol and the mermaid was called as the syrenka by locals.

This skyscraper has 3288 rooms

This skyscraper has 3288 rooms

Not only the impressing height, then the Palace of Culture and Science also has the 3288 rooms inside. Some of them remained empty while other rooms were used for special events. The rooms consist of more than 100 toilets, movie theaters, bars, offices, conference room, and other meeting rooms. Then the largest room offers guests with 2897 seats which been used as the big events.

A huge of Congress Hall

A huge of Congress Hall

Back then in 2006, then the Warsaw is very popular and hosted Miss World here. This is also a very first time the contest was being held in the continental Europe which is in the European City despite London.

The tiles in the front walls derived from the Soviet Union

The tiles in the front walls derived from the Soviet Union

The tiles surrounded the entire building derived from the Ural Mountains in the former of the Soviet Union which is now Russia. They were made there in the factory before getting transported along more than 3500 km to the Warsaw. The exact number of tiles were used still unknown, however, it was known that there were 7500 workers who built this building based on the demand of Joseph Stalin.

Featured with David Bowie in the building's mural

Featured with David Bowie in the building's mural

The English singer named David Bowie was very popular visited the Warsaw in 1973. Then he wrote a song which called as 'Warszawa” that based on his experience of the city from that time, which is a slightly desolate and grim city. However, the song was meant to be the optimistic ballad song and the Polish residents love this song as well.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

The admission fee is pretty affordable and you are able to purchase it online.

How To Get Around?

You can just take a walk to explore this building, however, you can utilize comfortable facilities here such as lift and more convenience stuff.

What Should I Wear?

There is no exact rule about what kind of dress or outfit you have to wear here, ensure that you just being confident and comfortable with that kind of outfit. The most convenient, such as pairing your jeans with a sleeveless shirt or t-shirt. You can wear any comfortable shoes here since it is outdoor and help you easily to move.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

This is a year-round attraction which is you can visit anytime since you can enjoy an indoor area. The building opens from 10 am to 8 pm. It might be your best option to visit it during the late afternoon to see the sun goes down at the top of the building.

Currency

Poland Zloty

Will I Need a Guide?

The information about this building is clear enough, so it might be easy for you to find any map or direction inside the building. However, if you want to get deeper information about the meaning of this building, then it is ok to hire a guide that accompanies your visit.

How To Get There?

There are several options for transportations that bring you there, such as taking a bus, town car, taxi or even bike as well.

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