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The Charm of PRL - Museum of Life under Communism

The Charm of PRL - Museum of Life under Communism

Get ready for a real trip back in time! This incredible museum offers a display of souvenirs and memorabilia from the communist era: a typical flat, a shop with the era’s legendary empty shelves, a soda water machine, and the desk of a party apparatchik on the Central Committee. There is also a part dedicated to the famous Solidarity trade union. The location of the museum is also not a coincidence: it is located in a Socialist Realist building from the 1950s that was once known as the Polish Optical Factory.
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Murals and street art

Murals and street art

Art hits the streets in Warsaw, from works by famous sculptors that have been beautifully set in quiet green spaces through light installations and murals to graffiti art on, for example, the walls surrounding the horse racing venue in Służew and humorous stickers, or vlepki, as they are called in Polish. Take a trip to the Praga or Muranów districts, where you will find interesting murals. Some, such as those in the city centre, close to Jana Pawła II Street or the Sedlaczka Roundabout, make references to events in the city’s history, such as the Warsaw Uprising. See how city art has changed Warsaw and its residents.
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