17 Sights in Ploiești, Romania (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Ploiești, Romania. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Ploiești, Romania.

Sightseeing Tours in Ploiești

1. Nicolae Iorga

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Nicolae Iorga

Nicolae Iorga was a Romanian politician who held top posts, including Prime Minister and president of the Senate. He was also a historian, literary critic, memoirist, albanologist, poet and playwright. Co-founder of the Democratic Nationalist Party (PND), he served as a member of Parliament, President of the Deputies' Assembly, and cabinet minister. A child prodigy, polymath and polyglot, Iorga produced an unusually large body of scholarly works, establishing his international reputation as a medievalist, Byzantinist, Latinist, Slavist, art historian and philosopher of history. Holding teaching positions at the University of Bucharest, the University of Paris and several other academic institutions, Iorga was founder of the International Congress of Byzantine Studies and the Institute of South-East European Studies (ISSEE). His activity also included the transformation of Vălenii de Munte town into a cultural and academic center.

Wikipedia: Nicolae Iorga (EN)

2. Mihai Eminescu

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Mihai Eminescu

Mihai Eminescu was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880–1918). His poetry was first published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna, Austria to study when he was 19. The poet's manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14,000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on 25 January 1902. Notable works include Luceafărul, Odă în metru antic, and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires). In his poems, he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects.

Wikipedia: Mihai Eminescu (EN)

3. Ion Luca Caragiale

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Ion Luca Caragiale

Ion Luca Caragiale, commonly referred to as I. L. Caragiale, was a Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. Leaving behind an important cultural legacy, he is considered one of the greatest playwrights in Romanian language and literature, as well as one of its most important writers and a leading representative of local humour. Alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici and Ion Creangă, he is seen as one of the main representatives of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he nonetheless parted during the second half of his life. His work, spanning four decades, covers the ground between Neoclassicism, Realism, and Naturalism, building on an original synthesis of foreign and local influences.

Wikipedia: Ion Luca Caragiale (EN)

4. Nicolae Simache Clock Museum

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"The ""Nicolae Simache"" Clock Museum is a county museum in Ploiești, Romania." Organised by Professor N's initiative. I. Simache, as a section of the History Museum, dates back to 1963. It was first installed in a hall in the Palace of Culture until, through acquisitions, it gained a heritage so rich that it needed a local own place. Casa Luca Elefterescu was then made available to him, which was adapted to the new purpose; the works were completed in 1971 and the museum opened in January 1972.

Wikipedia: Muzeul Ceasului „Nicolae Simache” (RO), Website

5. Biserica „Sfântul Gheorghe” - Vechi

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The "Saint George" - Old Church is a Romanian Orthodox church located in the central area of Ploieşti, Romania, on Independence Boulevard, which connects the central square of the city to the South Railway Station. It is known for its bell tower, classified as a historical monument and dating from 1830–1831, although the church itself has been demolished and rebuilt since then, no longer preserving any aspect that would give it the status of a monument-building.

Wikipedia: Biserica „Sfântul Gheorghe” - Vechi din Ploiești (RO)

6. National Museum of Oil

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The National Museum of Petroleum in Ploiești was inaugurated on October 8, 1961, as a result of the celebration of the Centenary of the Romanian Petroleum Industry, in 1857. It is among the only museums of its kind in the country and in Europe. Hosted by a beautiful building that allowed the arrangement of rooms and with a courtyard that was transformed into an outdoor exhibition. The heritage of the museum increased from 800 pieces in 1961, to over 8,000 in 1994.

Wikipedia: Muzeul Național al Petrolului (RO), Website

7. I. A. Bassarabescu

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I. A. Bassarabescu

Ioan Alecu Bassarabescu was a Romanian comedic writer, civil servant and politician, who served one term (1926–1927) in the Senate of Romania. His work, mainly in prose form, is remembered as an accomplished and noteworthy contribution to Romanian literature, capturing the dreary life of provincial clerks in the early 20th century. Not interested in producing a singular novel, like his mentor Gustave Flaubert, he concentrated instead on the sketch story genre.

Wikipedia: Ioan A. Bassarabescu (EN)

8. Henric al IV-lea

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Henric al IV-lea

Henry IV, also known by the epithets Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. He pragmatically balanced the interests of the Catholic and Protestant parties in France as well as among the European states. He was assassinated in 1610 by a Catholic zealot, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII.

Wikipedia: Henry IV of France (EN)

9. Alexandru Ioan Cuza

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza

Alexandru Ioan Cuza was the first domnitor (Ruler) of the Romanian Principalities through his double election as prince of Moldavia on 5 January 1859 and prince of Wallachia on 24 January 1859, which resulted in the unification of the two states. He was a prominent figure of the Revolution of 1848 in Moldavia. Following his double election, he initiated a series of reforms that contributed to the modernization of Romanian society and of state structures.

Wikipedia: Alexandru Ioan Cuza (EN)

10. Biserica Reformată

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Biserica Reformată

The Reformed Church in Romania is a Calvinist denomination and the largest Protestant church in Romania. The majority of its followers are of Hungarian ethnicity and Hungarian is the main church language. The large majority of the Church's parishes are in Transylvania; according to the 2021 census, 495,380 people or 2.6% of the total population belong to the Reformed Church. About 95% of the members were of Hungarian ethnicity.

Wikipedia: Reformed Church in Romania (EN)

11. Mihai Viteazul

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Mihai Viteazul

Michael the Brave, born as Mihai Pătrașcu, was the Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania (1599–1600). He is considered one of Romania's greatest national heroes. Since the 19th century, Michael the Brave has been regarded by Romanian nationalists as a symbol of Romanian unity, as his reign marked the first time all principalities inhabited by Romanians were under the same ruler.

Wikipedia: Michael the Brave (EN)

12. Casa de Cultură a Sindicatelor din Ploiești

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Casa de Cultură a Sindicatelor din Ploiești

The work, conceived in May 1968, was executed according to the plans of architect Gheorghe Dorin by T.C.M. Prahova, and ended in May 1972. She hosted numerous political or cultural meetings, symposiums and conferences, performances, patronizes the folk ensemble "Chindia", the Plastic Club "Pastel", activated the "Ioan Cristu Danielescu" Choir, literary circles, ballet circles, etc.

Wikipedia: Casa de Cultură a Sindicatelor din Ploiești (RO), Website

13. Inginer Anghel Saligny

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Inginer Anghel Saligny

Anghel Saligny was a Romanian engineer, most famous for designing the Fetești-Cernavodă railway bridge (1895) over the Danube, the longest bridge in Europe at that time. He also designed the storage facilities in Constanța seaport, one of the earliest examples of reinforced concrete architecture in Europe.

Wikipedia: Anghel Saligny (EN)

14. Catedrala Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul

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Catedrala Sfântul Ioan BotezătorulAlbacore70 - Famille Toma T. Socolescu / CC BY-SA 3.0

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, located on Republicii Boulevard nr. 12, is the most imposing church in Ploiesti and one of the main architectural landmarks of the city. The bell tower of the cathedral is included on the list of historical monuments in Prahova County with the code number LMI PH-II-m-A-16261.

Wikipedia: Catedrala Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul din Ploiești (RO)

15. Biserica Domnească Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel

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The Royal Church of Ploiesti, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, is a historical monument located on the territory of Ploiesti. In the National Archaeological Repertoire, the monument appears with the code 130543.36.

Wikipedia: Biserica Domnească din Ploiești (RO)

16. Monumentul Vânătorilor din Războiul de Independență

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Monumentul Vânătorilor din Războiul de Independență

The Hunters' Monument was built in honor of the people of Prahova from the 2nd Hunters Battalion, who contributed decisively to the first great Romanian victory of the War of Independence, the attack on Grivița.

Wikipedia: Monumentul Vânătorilor din Ploiești (RO)

17. Gara Ploiești Nord

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Gara Ploiești Nord strainu / CC BY-SA 2.0

Gara Ploieşti Nord is a railway station located in the northern part of Ploieşti, on the Ploieşti Sud-Măneciu railway. It was built in 1919, now being ranked in the List of Historical Monuments in Romania.

Wikipedia: Gara Ploiești Nord (RO), Heritage Website


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