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Trip about poland

Poland - in central europe over Baltic Sea. It borders upon Germans on west , Czech Republic , on afternoon (south) Slovakia , Ukraine, Belorussia, on east Lithuania and on midnight (north) Russia ( Kaliningrad Region ), but exclusive economic zones through marine border with Denmark also and Sweden.There is member of european union, NATO and many others international bodies.


Curious places of Warsaw :

The Palace of Culture and Science - the tallest building in the capital and in Poland, measuring 234.5 m, competes with the Mermaid as regards the symbol of Warsaw. it portrays an example of controversial style in architecture. Some regard it as a masterpiece, whereas the others treat it as a 'junk'. Since its background history is slowly forgotten it is a perfect place for leisure and entertainment. As the Palace is visible from 20 km it is considered to be a helpful orientation point for tourists and visitors. There are many famous theatres as Dramatyczny, Lalka and Studio inside of the Palace. There is also a modern multiplex, a swimming pool, disco and a nice restaurant 'Quo Vadis'. It also houses Warsaw's biggest entertainment arena - Sala Kongresowa, once often used for communist party meetings. Here take place the following hosts: famous International Book Fairs, or many cultural events as Jazz Jamboree, TT Warsaw - International Tourist Fairs. The Palace of Culture and Science was constructed in 1952-1955 and 'given' by Stalin as a not returnable gift of friendship". It's an outstanding example of the social-realistic architecture. For its construction a number of 40 million bricks was used and its room space is over 80.000 m3.

Museum of Science - entrance from Aleje Jerozolimskie. Open: Tuesday - Saturday 09.00 - 16.00, Sunday 10.00 - 17.00. Admission 6 zł, reduced 3 zł.

The museum hosts plentiful collection of 'technical miracles' from past decades. Among many, there is a famous Enigma, German coding machine successfully cracked by Polish scientists, and 'the Glass Lady' that presents the functions of inner body organs (additional fee 1 zł). There is also Planetarium where one may see the movements of stars and planets in Polish sky. Show on Tuesdays - Saturdays 10.00, 12.00, 14.00; Sundays at 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00.

Viewing Point - it will take about 25 seconds to lift you up to the 30th floor where you may study Warsaw from the skies! It is the highest viewing point in Poland recommended to visit but only in good weather conditions. Open 09.00 - 18.00. Admission 15 zł, reduced 10 zł. You will also find a cafe and seasonal exhibition there.

Wilanów is situated 10 km from the centre of Warsaw and is at the end of the historical Royal Route. It can be reached by buses E-2, 116, 117, 130, 180, 519, 522, 700, 710, 724. Bus stop WILANÓW. Cross the street then walk in the direction of the church and park which is on your right at 10/16, Potockiego street. The Palace is open at 09.30 - 16.00 on Monday, Wednesday, Sunday (last entry at 14.30). The garden is open from 09.30 till dusk. Tel. 842 07 95.

Palace tours: In groups with a Polish guide admission 18 zł. Reduced 9 zł. Guided tours in - ENGL, FRA, GER, RUS, ESP - up to 5 pers 120 zł per group, from 6 to 35 pers 24 zł per pers. TIP! The token attached to your ticket indicates your allotted time of entry into the Palace so if you are late you might not get in with another group!

The Gardens: Admission with no guide. 4 zł. Reduced 2,5 zł. Free entry on Thursday.

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