The Palace of Culture and Science is a building that definitely cannot be overlooked. It is visible from most places of the capital city. It is 230 meters high, and there are 42 floors and 3288 rooms. The palace includes an observation deck located at the height of 114 m.
Palace of Culture and Science, a symbol of socialist realism, is decorated with monumental sculptures. There are hundreds of crystal chandeliers in the interiors. There is a congress hall whose capacity is 3,000 seats, and there is a sports center, too. Palace of Culture and Science is the residence of cultural and educational institutions, theaters, cinemas, museums. It is also the venue for various banquets, balls, exhibitions and fairs. The best-known are the book and tourism fairs.
The Palace of Culture and Science is proud of the second largest clock mechanism in Europe .The clock was installed on New Year's Eve 2000. The clock´s four wheels are 6 meters in diameter.