30 January 2022, Sunday
Start time: 14:00
Place: Warsaw - Śródmieście dist., Plac Grzybowski 3/5
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During the event there is a donation for participation (in any amount).
[wydarzenie oraz poniższy opis wyłącznie w języku angielskim]
The thing you simply cannot help not to notice when arriving in Warsaw is the Palace of Culture and Science. Despite the new development and skyscrapers built in the last two decades, the 46-floor Gotham-like colossus still remains the city’s icon. Let us tell you the story behind it: the story of Warsaw between 1945 and 1989. Rebuilt from a sea of ruins and transformed into the grey capital of the communist paradise: the People’s Republic of Poland.
Communism left it marks all over the city; it was meant to overshadow everything that was before and that was to come in the future. Let us show you some of the iconic post-war architectural landmarks and learn about their role in shaping a new kind of person – Homo Sovieticus. Hear a story of control, terror and propaganda, but also of the absurdities of daily life under communism. Understand the everyday struggle to have a normal life in a situation that, from today’s point of view, was very abnormal.
👉 Meeting point: next to the All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella.
👉 You can book it here:
☎️ +48 513 875 814
👉 Remember that booking is obligatory. We set a limit on the group size, so hurry up and book now!
Tours operate in our regular "free tour" formula - it is up to you to decide how to reward a guide for his work. The amount is voluntary. You can think of a tour as a trip to the cinema though. Similarly - you will have fun for about 2 hours. Let the amount reflect the ticket price - whether you were in a cheap studio cinema or in an expensive multiplex, it is only your decision! However, we ask you to restrain yourself and do not eat popcorn during the tour 😉