Warsaw Communism Tour
Socialist realism in Poland (Polish: socrealizm) was introduced to the postwar People’s Republic of Poland by a decree of the communist Deputy Minister (later, Minister of Culture and Art) Włodzimierz Sokorski in 1949.
During Warsaw Communism Tour You will explore:
The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN)
- Second tallest building in Warsaw and in Poland, the ninth tallest building in the European Union built by Russian and polish workers opened in 1955 on initiative on Joseph Stalin was a symbol of communist power and pride of People” Poland
Muranów – housing estate built one and a half meters above the city level on the ruins of the former Warsaw’ ghetto destroyed by the Nazis, rebuilt after the war in the style of socialist realism
„Party House” – former seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (KC PZPR), whose construction was covered from mandatory subscriptions distributed among the whole population, which in 1991 became a Warsaw Stock Exchange Centre.
MDM – a Warsaw district that was constructed in the initial post-war years on Marszałkowska street as a main element of the socialist realism urban project. Together with the Palace of Culture and Science, it was the main architectural socialist realism investment of Warsaw from 1949 to 1956. Its name comes from the Stalinist constitution adopted in communist Poland in July 1952. Architects envisaged the square to be the final point of the First of May parades.
We will finish this at the Life Under Communism Museum where You will learn about everyday’s life under the Communist regime .
- ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED :
26 PLN per person – entrance to the Life Under Communism Museum
- 25 PLN per person – entrance to the view deck of Palace of Culture & Science
- Duration: 4 hours
Total amount 140 Euro per tour
Driving & walking tour (VAN for 1-7 passengers)
Hubert Jan Pawlik