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The Palace of Culture and Science is the tallest building in Warsaw and all of Poland, at 769 feet. It was erected as a "gift from the USSR" and is a typical example of Social Realist architecture. Some regard it as a masterpiece, but others see it as symbol of kitsch. For visitors, the Palace is an excellent landmark for orientation, being visible from almost every part of the city. It has approximately 3,200 rooms, including the renowned theatres: Dramatyczny, Lalka, and Studio. It also features a huge Congress Hall and multiple recreational attractions including a modern cinema, a disco, a swimming pool and a casino. The Palace hosts world-class events, including the Jazz Jamboree Festival, the Warsaw International Book Fair and the International TT Warszawa Tourist Fair.

The House of the Party, currently a financial centre, it was originally built in the 1960s as the seat of the United People's Party Central Committee. This is where Party First Secretaries viewed Labour Day celebrations. The exit from the building's underground passage to the central tribune has been preserved to the present day. Underground corridors form a mysterious maze that stretches as far as the Palace of Culture and Science.

Różycki Market is a fair and market area in the Praga district that was founded in the 17th century. In the 19th century it was used for the transhipment of goods from Eastern and Western Europe. The market itself was founded in 1874 and kept on developing. After a difficult time during World War I and World War II, it came to host 200 shops, 500 stands and lots of pavement traders. The era of the market's most vivid development, however, was the 1990s. This was the time when, due to the activities of local criminal gangs, it was seen as part of the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" of crime that also included the Stadium of the Decade trade area and the Eastern train station.

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