After World War II, the architects were given the task of rebuilding Warsaw in a new style of design: “socialist in content and national in form.” Discover the architectural heritage of socialist realism in Warsaw with a visit to the Palace of Culture and Science, having been given by Stalin as a gift from the Soviet Union to the Polish nation. Walk around the Parade Square, built to host the propaganda‑filled speeches of the leaders of the Polish People’s Republic. Then, go to the Marszałkowska Housing District and explore the Constitution Square with its impressive sculptures from the 1950s. To feel the spirit of the past era, try a visit to one of the remaining milk-bars, fast food canteens from that time, offering inexpensive, home‑style traditional Polish cooking, and enjoy their unique atmosphere. Here, time has apparently stopped.
Visit Museum of Life under Communism:
It is the only museum of communism in Warsaw showing bright and dark sides of the People’s Republic of Poland.
Palace of Culture and Science:
Discover the architectural heritage of socialist realism in Warsaw with a visit to the Palace of Culture and Science and go on the 30th floor viewing terrace.