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 but 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 a 2-kilometer long underground tunnel, socialist art, House of the Communist Party, Free Speech memorial, Museum of Life in the Polish People’s Republic, food tasting in a typical milk bar, and more.
Meeting point: In front of the Tourist Information at the Palace of Culture and Science (the side across the street from the Central Train Station)
Ending point: Constitution Square
Duration time: up to 3 hours
Price & payment method: 200 € per group (up to 4 people), including food tasting at a typical “milk bar”, visit to the Museum of Life in the Polish People’s Republic and public transport ticket. Additional participants: 25 € per person icluding food tasting, the museum and tickets. You can pay by cash or credit card after the tour.