One of Warsaw’s most recognisable landmarks is also one of the most controversial. Originally gifted to the city by Stalin, the monument is widely considered to be a symbol of Soviet domination. As the highest building in Warsaw at 114m high, it can be seen from all over the city. Today, the building houses theatres, cinemas, pubs and the tourist information centre. Head to the observation deck on the 30th floor for panoramic views of the town below. The building is also the host of a series of special events throughout the year. In the summer, it hosts festivals, concerts and theatrical performances and, in the winter, it is home to the city’s ice rink.