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.

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1. History & Archaeology Museum

0.14 MILES

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…

2. Culture Palace

0.21 MILES

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…

3. Museum of Oil

0.25 MILES

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…

4. Art Museum

0.29 MILES

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.

5. Cathedral of St John the Baptist

0.37 MILES

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…

6. Clock Museum

0.41 MILES

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…

7. Snagov Monastery

16.42 MILES

Tiny Snagov Island, at the northern end of Snagov Lake, is home to Snagov Monastery and Vlad Ţepeş' alleged final resting place. The small stone church…

8. Snagov Palace

16.71 MILES

On Snagov Lake's western shore you’ll see an impressive-looking villa, Snagov Palace. It was built by Prince Nicolae, brother of King Carol II, in neo…