Follow the footsteps of its female pioneers

Poland’s rich cultural and historical heritage make it an ideal destination for female travelers. Some of the country’s most intriguing aspects are the notable women who have left their mark on history.

In Warsaw, visitors can trace the steps of Marie Curie-Skłodowska, a renowned scientist who was the first person to win Nobel Prizes in two different fields. A new walking trail highlights nine places connected to the famous scientist, including her birthplace, former workplaces, and museums dedicated to her.

House of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, Poland
House of Maria Curie-Skłodowska, © PTO.

Learn about the remarkable story of Irena Sendlerowa, a nurse and humanitarian during World War II. She is remembered for her courageous efforts in saving Jewish children from the Holocaust. Many places in the Polish capital are associated with this remarkable figure, including the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom on Aleja Szucha, the Museum of Pawiak, the Royal Route, and the house on Lekarska Street, which is where the “Sendler’s Children” documents were hidden.

Royal Route in Warsaw, Poland
Royal Route in Warsaw, © PTO.

Irena Sendler’s memories are now in the collection of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN), thanks to Janina Zgrzembska, her daughter. She donated a collection of orders, decorations, documentation, books, letters, and well-wishes that the Righteous received from around the world.

Honoring the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising and all those who participated., thousands of Irena Sendler variety tulips will bloom along the walk named after her at the POLIN in the spring of 2023. These distinctive red flowers with a yellow spot at the bottom bloom in April and May.

Royal Route in Warsaw, Poland
Royal Route in Warsaw, © PTO.

Another notable Polish woman is the fantastic painter, Tamara Łempicka. She was a pioneer of the Art Deco movement and lived a glamorous, sophisticated life. Known for her portraits of bohemian artists, aristocrats, and members of the U.S. and European financial elite, her works are characterized by a distinctive style, both alluring and elegant, that captures the essence of the Art Deco era.

At the National Museum in Krakow, visitors can find a collection of over thirty of Łempicka’s paintings, showcasing her works from the 1920s to the 1950s. The exhibit includes some of her most iconic portraits and nudes, as well as lesser-known abstract works that she created in the 1950s. This exhibit offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of this exceptional artist.

Old Town in Kraków, Poland
Old Town in Kraków, © PTO.

Poland has yet more attractions! From the stunning scenery of the Tatra Mountains to the historic city of Krakow, there are plenty of sights to see and experiences to have. You can stroll along the cobbled streets of the Old Town, explore the Royal Castle in Warsaw, or visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland
Wieliczka Salt Mine, © PTO.

Poland is an ideal destination for female travelers. With its fascinating history, culture, famous women, and breathtaking attractions, it offers a multitude of possibilities to  discover and explore. Whether you’re interested in science, art, poetry, or history, there’s something for every woman in Poland.

Tatra Mountains, Poland
Tatra Mountains, © PTO.

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