After the Second World War, Warsaw was almost completely demolished. The new communist government tried to rebuild the Polish Capital in a new style of Socialist Realism, according to Soviet Russia’s demands. Warsaw, as the Capital of Poland, was to be a prime example of the Soviet style of art through architecture and city planning. The new rules lasted only between 1949-1956 and during this short period of time Warsaw was transformed into a “new” city. Nowadays communist-era buildings have become appreciated. Some of them have been already protected by law as historical monuments.
Main highlights: Palace of Culture and Science, communist-era housing estates, ministries and train stations, short trip by “the cross-city train line” in 2 kilometer long underground tunnel, socialist art, House of the Communist Party, Free Speech memorial, Polish pierogi tasting in a typical milk bar from the 1950s, and more.
Meeting point: Tourist Information at the Palace of Culture and Science
Ending point: Constitution Square
Duration time: up to 3 hours
Price & payment method: 125 euro per group (up to 4 people), including pierogi tasting and train tickets. Additional participants: 10 euro per person icluding tasting and tickets. You can pay by cash or credit card after the tour.