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

Here you can find interesting sights in Ploiești, Romania. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 19 sights are available in Ploiești, Romania.

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1. Nicolae Iorga

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Nicolae Iorga unknown/uncredited / Public domain

Nicolae Iorga was a Romanian historian, politician, 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 Senate, cabinet minister and briefly (1931–32) as Prime 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.

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2. Take Ionescu

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Take Ionescu Unknown (Newspaper Illustrations) / Public domain

Take or Tache Ionescu was a Romanian centrist politician, journalist, lawyer and diplomat, who also enjoyed reputation as a short story author. Starting his political career as a radical member of the National Liberal Party (PNL), he joined the Conservative Party in 1891, and became noted as a social conservative expressing support for several progressive and nationalist tenets. Ionescu is generally viewed as embodying the rise of middle-class politics inside the early 20th century Kingdom of Romania, and, throughout the period, promoted a project of Balkan alliances while calling for measures to incorporate the Romanian-inhabited Austro-Hungarian regions of Transylvania, Banat and Bukovina. Representing his own faction inside the Conservative Party, he clashed with the group's leadership in 1907–1908, and consequently created and led his own Conservative-Democratic Party.

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3. Mihai Eminescu

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Mihai Eminescu Creator:Jan Tomas / Public domain

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.

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4. Ion Luca Caragiale

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Ion Luca Caragiale / Public domain

Ion Luca 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.

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5. Muzeul Ceasului Nicolae Simache

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The Clock Museum "Nicolae Simache" is a county museum in Ploiești, Romania. Organized at the initiative of Professor N. I. Simache, as a section of the History Museum, he dates from 1963. He was first installed in a room in the Palace of Culture, until, through acquisitions, he acquired such a rich heritage that he needed own place. The house Luca Elefterescu, who was adapted to the new purpose, was made available; The arrangement works ended in 1971 and the museum opened in January 1972.

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6. Sfântul Anton de Padova

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Sfântul Anton de Padova Francisco de Zurbarán / Public domain

Anthony or Antony of Padua or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII on 16 January 1946.

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7. Alexandru Ioan Cuza

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza Carol Szathmari / Public domain

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 both 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.

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8. Biserica „Sfântul Gheorghe” - Vechi

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St. George's Chapel-Old Church is a Romanian Orthodox church in the downtown area of Ployesti, Romania, located on Independence Avenue, connecting the downtown square with the South Station. Known as the Bell Tower, it is listed as a historic monument dating from 1830 to 1831, and although the church itself has been demolished and rebuilt since then, none of the aspects conferring its architectural status have been preserved. -Monument.

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9. Mihai Viteazul

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Mihai Viteazul Aegidius Sadeler / Public domain

Michael the Brave, born as Mihai Pătrașcu, was the Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania. 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.

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10. Biserica Reformată

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The Reformed Church in Romania is the organization of the Calvinist 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 2002 census, 701,077 people or 3.15% of the total population belong to the Reformed Church. About 95% of the members were of Hungarian ethnicity.

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11. Muzeul Național al Petrolului

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The National Petroleum Museum of Ploiesti was inaugurated on October 8, 1961, the result of the centennial celebration of Romania's oil industry in 1857. It is one of the only museums of its kind in the country and Europe. Hosted by a beautiful building, some halls and a courtyard transformed into an outdoor exhibition are arranged. The museum's heritage grew from 800 pieces in 1961 to more than 8,000 in 1994.

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12. Virgil Madgearu

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Virgil Madgearu / Public domain

Virgil Traian N. Madgearu was a Romanian economist, sociologist, and left-wing politician, prominent member and main theorist of the Peasants' Party and of its successor, the National Peasants' Party (PNȚ). He had an important activity as an essayist and journalist, being for long a member on the editorial board for the influential Viaţa Românească.

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13. Henric al IV-lea

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Henry IV, also known by the epithet 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 was assassinated in 1610 by François Ravaillac, a Catholic zealot, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII.

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14. Catedrala Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul

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Catedrala Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul Albacore70 - Famille Toma T. Socolescu / CC BY-SA 3.0

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, located on the Boulevard of the Republic no. 12, is the most imposing church in Ploiești and one of the main architectural landmarks of the municipality. The bell of the cathedral is classified on the list of historical monuments in Prahova county with the code number PH-II-M-A-16261.

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15. Constantin Dobrogeanu Gherea

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Constantin Dobrogeanu Gherea Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Constantin Dobrogeanu-Gherea was a Romanian Marxist theorist, politician, sociologist, literary critic, and journalist. He was also an entrepreneur in the city of Ploiești. Constantin Dobrogeanu-Gherea was the father of communist activist Alexandru Dobrogeanu-Gherea and of philosopher Ionel Gherea.

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16. Ronald Reagan

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Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975 after a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader.

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17. Vlad Țepeș

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Vlad Țepeș
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Vlad III, commonly known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula, was Voivode of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death in 1476/77. He is often considered one of the most important rulers in Wallachian history and a national hero of Romania.

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18. Statuia Libertății

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Statuia Libertății AMDATi at română Wikipedia / Public domain

The Statue of Liberty is one of the oldest statues in Ploiesti. It has been declared a historic monument and added to the list of historic monuments under the LMI code PH-III-m-A-16868, called the Statue of Liberty.

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19. Biserica Domnească Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel

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The Church of Notre Dame in Ploiesti, with the icons of the apostles Peter and Paul, is a historic site in the city of Ploiesti. In the National Archaeological Report, No.130543.36 appeared in the monument.

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