The city’s unique Clock Museum has a collection of historical timepieces owned by several famous Romanians, including King Carol I, and an 18th-century rococo Austrian clock that belonged to Wallachian prince Alexan…
This modest museum highlights the important role of oil in the economic development of both the city and the country, especially in the 19th century when Romania was a petroleum pioneer. The technical nature of the …
Not far from the Museum of Oil, you’ll find the decent History & Archaeology Museum. Housed in a former girls’ school dating from 1865, it has a room devoted to Romanian sporting achievements (ie gymnastics).
The collection at this art museum, housed in a grand Empire-style mansion, is strong on Romanian greats from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ploieşti's impressive cathedral dates from the early 19th century. The 55m bell tower, visible from around the city, was finished in 1939 as a memorial to Romanian soldiers who fought in WWI.
The centre is dominated by the imposing neoclassical Culture Palace, which dates from the early 1950s and was one of the city's biggest post-WWII construction projects.
Ploieşti’s synagogue dates from 1901 and was lavishly restored in 2007. It's not open to the public, but there's a good view of the exterior from the street.