The Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki, aka PKIN ) was built between 1952 and 1955 according to a Soviet design and almost entirely by workers from the Soviet Union, as a gift from the people of the Soviet Union to the people of Warsaw. The building is 231 m tall and has a spire of 43 m. It has 3288 rooms on 42 floors for a total area of 123000 sq m, and contains cinemas, theatres, museums, offices, bookshops and a large conference hall for 3000 people. Its architecture is based on the Soviet style of that time, but also incorporates many genuinely Polish details. The monumental walls are headed with pieces of masonry copied from renaissance houses and palaces of Kraków and Zamosc.

01 Upper part of palace 02 Panorama view 03 Upper part of palace 04 Fountain 05 Upper part of palace 06 Front view of palace
07 Front view of palace 08 Front view of palace 09 Front view of palace 10 Panorama view 11 Panorama view 12 Panorama view
13 Night view 14 Upper part of palace at night 15 Night view 16 Night view 17 Upper part of palace at night 18 Upper part of palace at night
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