Old town was rebuilt but has no soul left. It's just a tourist trap.
The locals claim to hate the Soviet heritage although it's the most interesting part of the town.
A lot of ugly modern skyscrappers ruining the skyline.
All in all - like Moscow on a much smaller scale.
Insider Tip:The People's museum is not too large and very nice. Awesome Gothic department and unique Sudanese stuff. And it's 1 zloty if you're a student.
The Jewish cemetery is a good place if you need to think alone in peace and quiet - it's like an overgrown forest of trees and tombstones. But it's 10 zloty.