Museum in Ploieşti

Clock Museum

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...

Museum in Ploieşti

Museum of Oil

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...

Museum in Ploieşti

History & Archaeology Museum

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).

Museum in Ploieşti

Art Museum

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.

Church in Ploieşti

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

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.

Notable Building in Ploieşti

Culture Palace

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.

Synagogue in Ploieşti


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.