In the footsteps of recent history - the Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki)
In the very center of Warsaw, there is the socialist realist Palace of Culture and Science, which is a contemporary icon of the city. The building - visible from almost every corner of the capital city - houses theaters, cinemas, museums, cafes and the main Tourist Information Point. From the observation deck on 30th floor, you can see the panorama of Warsaw, including spectacular skyscrapers and both banks of the Vistula River. After World War II, also monuments, buildings of public institutions, and even whole blocks of streets were built in Poland in the socialist-realism style, such as MDM covering the area of the Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji) and the Muranów housing estate, which was built on the rubble of the ghetto.