Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
After recomandation from our pocket guide its worth to spend some hours in the technical and science museum in Culture palace.
Do it only if you want to have a feeling how it was in poland 20 years ago.
Museum in itself have lots of interresting things but way its arranged,no explenation in english,deadly boring staff working there who dont care at all to make it interresting for turist...ah,just forget the whole place..
Fun Alternatives: Go instead to Fotoplasticon museum,few minutes walking on the other side of Culture Palace.
I read a lot of, for me Polish, funny tips about PC&S. You think all Polish don't like it. It's really untrue. Of course, older Warsaw people's, don't like it, but younger generation, like me, have a normal relation with the PC&S (popular PEKIN).
Unique Suggestions: So if you wanna talk about it, don't worry.
But remember. Here in Warsaw, a lot of younger peoples who wearing tracksuit, don't speak English and they're really dangerous so, you know....
For a nominal fee you can take the elevator to one of the upper levels of the Palace of Culture and Science to see Warsaw from the observation deck. And while you certainly can see the whole city from up there, it's not much of a sight. No offense to the good people of Warsaw, but the city doesn't have much of a skyline, and frankly I didn't think it was worth the time, effort, and money to visit the observation deck. Unless you find yourself with a lot of extra time on your hands and you happen to be in the area, my recommendation is to just skip this activity.
I can't remember exactly how much it costs to get to the top of the palace of culture but I'm sure it's around 15 zloty per person. Might not sound like much, but it has to be said that Warsaw is definitely not one of the prettiest cities so any photos or views from the top will be slightly underwhelming!! Save your money for a guidebook to the excellent 'Socland' exhibition...
The Palace of Culture & Science in Warsaw will be completely over your head if you dont understand Polish. None of the exhibitions, films or notes are translated into any other language. So there you are standing in front of some interesting artefact and you dont know the story behind it. It's _very_ frustrating.
This picture is of the Hotel Forum with a distinctive Pepsi banner down the side. You'll find in Warsaw that commercial advertisments are splashed everywhere on everything, more so than usual in other mainland European cities.
The Palace of Culture, with its ugly Stalin-era architecture, is hard to miss as it clutters the skyline with its impression of Big Ben sitting on top of the Empire State Building. Close to the train station, it houses a Technical museum, theaters, convention hall.