Communism tours

After World War II, the architects were given the task of rebuilding Warsaw in a new style of design: “socialist in content but national in form.” Discover the architectural heritage of socialist-realism in Warsaw with a visit to the Palace of Culture and Science, this year celebrating its 60th anniversary, given by Stalin as a gift from the Soviet Union to the Polish nation. Walk around Parade Square, built to host propaganda-filled speeches of the leaders of the People’s Republic of Poland. Then, go to the Marszałkowska Housing District (MDM) and explore Constitution Square with its impressive sculptures from the 1950s. To feel the spirit of bygone era, try a visit to one of the remaining milk bars, fast food canteens from that time, offering simple, home-made traditional Polish cooking, and enjoy their unique atmosphere. Here, time has apparently stopped.

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