The Palace of Culture and Science
There are 3288 rooms on 42 floors, with an overall area of 123,000 m², containing cinemas, theatres, museums, offices, bookshops, a large conference hall for 3000 people, and an accredited university, Collegium Civitas on the 11th and 12th floors of the building. The building currently serves mainly as an exhibition center and office complex. The Warsaw Congress Centre can accommodate 4,500 participants at one time in over 40 rooms of different size. The interiors of the building, decorated with rare marbles and finest kinds of wood, tessellated parquet floors, crystal chandeliers make it a fairyland palace, which at the same time is an excellently equipped congress centre, located in the heart of Warsaw.
The terrace on the 30th floor, at 114 metres, is a well-known tourist attraction with a panoramic view of the city. The best view of the city is jokingly said to be from the terrace as it is the one place in the city where the building itself does not obscure the view.
The Palace of Culture and Science will be the venue for the pre-sessional meetings. It is also the place where the official exhibition accompanying COP19 will be held.