We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Palace of Culture and Science

plac Defilad 1, Warsaw 00-110, Poland
+48 22 656 60 20
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$19.50*
and up
City Sightseeing Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
More Info
US$100.65*
and up
Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science Tour
More Info
US$45.29*
and up
Small-Group Heritage Communism Tour in Warsaw
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Considered Poland's highest building, this monumental skyscraper (circa 1955) contains 42 floors at a height of 230.68 meters (756.82 feet), topped with a needle height of 43 meters (141.08 feet).
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
LOCATION
plac Defilad 1, Warsaw 00-110, Poland
CONTACT
Website
+48 22 656 60 20
Write a ReviewReviews (3,889)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"observation deck"
in 86 reviews
"tallest building"
in 65 reviews
"impressive building"
in 54 reviews
"soviet architecture"
in 19 reviews
"viewing gallery"
in 23 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 16 reviews
"soviet union"
in 29 reviews
"tourist information"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 54 reviews
"old town"
in 39 reviews
"stalin"
in 124 reviews
"skyline"
in 54 reviews
"cinema"
in 95 reviews
"landmark"
in 91 reviews
"tower"
in 88 reviews
"skyscrapers"
in 50 reviews
"poland"
in 164 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 1,516 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As an observation deck it’s ok, some reviews mention the Soviet oppression , the facade, etc... etc. The truth of the matter it serves as a reminder of history. There are more impressive buildings, and views of the city. But it serves as an excellent...More

Thank Joey W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visible from virtually everywhere in the city this is a huge iconic landmark. Well worth a visit and definitely worth a photo stop.

Thank David C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although this shows a great view of modern Warsaw I actually preferred the bell tower observation tower in the Old Town.

Thank Tinks4903
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fearful megalomaniac presentation of Soviet hegemony preserving the usual external - the facade and internal - decaying interior, signs of the regime. Must see, especially for the people that haven't had a touch to this era.

Thank Jan V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always like to have a walk around this building when I am in Warsaw , great view of the city, a must on a clear day

Thank amstrats
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be visiting on such a lovely sunny day and were able to clearly see stunning vistas of Warsaw from the observation deck on the 30th floor. Definitely worth the time to stop by! There are informational posters on many attractions throughout...More

Thank sabbymama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Believe it or not, this is the tallest building in Poland. It’s not that tall, but is very impressive and a must see for photos.

Thank 0908267
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building was evidently Stalin's "gift" to the Polish people after WWII. As I understand it, most of the people in Warsaw dislike the building, as it represents what turned out to be years having to endure under Soviet influence. It is impressive nonetheless.

Thank MaksimsDad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This huge building is located in Warsaw's financial area and despite all new skyscrapers, it still stuns with its dimensions! Great views from 30th floor

Thank Pablo P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s kitch, it’s monstrous - the view is worth it though. Experience the ‘gift’ to the polish people

Thank Maximilliano2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 128 hotels in Warsaw
InterContinental Warszawa
3,180 reviews
.30 km away
Polonia Palace Hotel
2,904 reviews
.38 km away
Mercure Warszawa Centrum
2,076 reviews
.39 km away
Residence St Andrew's Palace
311 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Platter by Karol Okrasa
410 reviews
.28 km away
Cafe Kulturalna
83 reviews
.09 km away
Spacca Napoli
285 reviews
.32 km away
Sloik Restaurant
380 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dollhouse Museum
83 reviews
.10 km away
Zlote Tarasy
780 reviews
.34 km away
Museum of Technology
157 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Palace of Culture and Science staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit