Warsaw’s Most Hated And Loved Building

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Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science is an icon of the city and stands as a bittersweet reminder of former Soviet rule, and the railing against it by the Poles who yearned for independence. A tall and unique structure gifted to the Polish people by Lenin, yet built by Poles not Russians. You can’t help but notice it from nearly every corner of the city.

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To me, it looks like an Asian-inspired pagoda of some sort, mixed with European charm. You can marvel at it from many places around town, but I suggest riding the elevator to its observation deck where you can get a 360-degree view of Warsaw. It’s a must for anyone visiting the city.