Communist Warsaw Free Tour by Walkative!

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Duration: 2 hours
Provided by Walkative Tours
The closest date you can book this product is for 24.05.2024. See products available today and tomorrow.
English  |  2:30 PM
Fri, Sun
Spanish  |  2:30 PM
Fri, Sun
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Overview of the tour in Warsaw

The thing you 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 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 its marks all over the city; it was meant to overshadow everything that was before and would 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.

We will talk about the following:

· Everyday life in the People’s Republic of Poland

· The inner workings of communist propaganda

· Examples of monumental architecture

· Anti-communist movement

This activity includes:

  • All Saints Church, Warsaw
  • English-speaking guide

Meeting point

All Saints Church, address: Plac Grzybowski 3/5

On arrival

Please look for a guide with a yellow umbrella.

Things to note

Please arrive at the meeting point on time.

ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel to a party of 8 or more, please book a private tour in advance.

If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group, our guide will ask you for the payment (10 euros/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation, please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.

Please note that multiple bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our visitors.

Please respect our rules.

Free Cancellation

You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.

English  |  2:30 PM
Fri, Sun
Spanish  |  2:30 PM
Fri, Sun
from €0 Tip based
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