In the footsteps of socialist-realist Warsaw
Monuments, public institutions and even whole districts were built in socialist-realist style in Poland after World War II. In Warsaw, examples of this style are the Palace of Culture and Science and the Muranów and MDM housing estates. Do you want to feel the atmosphere of old times? Visit the Neon Museum and the Life Under Communism Museum or go on a city tour in classic vehicles from the communist era.
Palace of Culture and Science
The Palace of Culture and Science, built in the 1950s, is one of the tallest buildings in Poland (237 metres) and a modern icon of the city. If you stroll around the palace, you will find monumental figures of peasants, labourers and scientists. Theatres, a cinema and museums all operate in the palace. The observation deck on the 30th floor is a must-do as it offers panoramic views of Warsaw, including spectacular skyscrapers and both banks of the Vistula. More…
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Socialist-realist housing estates: Marszałkowska Housing District (MDM) and Muranów
Muranów was built on the rubble of the ghetto. Apartments, schools, nurseries, kindergartens and cinemas were designed as part of the estate. Pay attention to the characteristic monumental gates at the beginning of Gen. Władysława Andersa street.
Life Under Communism Museum
Get ready for some real time travel! In this extraordinary museum you will see souvenirs from the socialist era: a typical apartment, including a kitchen, bathroom and children’s play area; a store with legendary empty shelves and the office of the party Central Committee. There is also an exhibition about the legendary Solidarity trade union.
At the end of the tour, try the famous Oranżadka Grochowska orange drink and play board games from the era.
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