Ploiesti Travel Guide

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Ploiesti Things to Do

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    by soricel Updated Aug 11, 2003

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    Ploiesti is a pretty small tawn,so there are not a lot to see.First you must visit The Clock Museum which is unique in Europe ans olso The Petroleum Museum.On the main bulevard you can find The Art Museum and near by is the Hystorical Museum.The Cathedral in the central area is also something to se,because of it's oldness.If you go for a walk on the little streets you can admire the old houses and if you have the oportunity visit some churches.there are so small and so me!you'll like them!

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Ploiesti Hotels

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  • Prahova Plaza Hotel

    The hotel has 2, 3 and 4 stars room, but I don't know exactly the rate difference for each one. What...

  • Vigo Hotel

    28th Independentei Street, Ploiesti, 100028, Romania

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Central

    Hotel Central is a 3 star hotel and is situated exactly in the city center. One double room is...


Ploiesti Restaurants

  • Good Brick Oven Pizza

    There are lots of pizza joints in Ploiesti, but many of them are simply re-heating frozen pizzas. The pizza at Jinx is made from fresh ingredients in a brick oven right in front of you. They also have a reasonably priced wine list!

  • Not to miss Traditional Mixed Grill

    The good think about the owner of this restaurant (which now has a brother across the street, a cellar and a hotel) is that he managed to maintained the high standard of the food and services quality ever since he opened. The food is fantastic, while I was living and working in Ploiesti, I never left the restaurant dissapointed of anything. Western...

  • Friendliest staff and best variety in...

    This place has a great second floor patio overlooking the main street. The scenerey from the patio is not that spectacular but the the atmosphere is the best in town. The staff are friendly and we quickly knew all of them by name. The menu is probably has the most variety in all of Ploiesti and there's not anything on the menu that I wouldn't...

  • Eat and drink with a view

    Situated on the top roof of the old market, during the summer it give a great view point to watch the city traffic and people in the square below. But you have to get there early because its near to impossible to get a table on the edge after ~8:30pm.Walk around the corner of the Hale to the left. Look for a singular door that opens to a stair...

  • Good local cuisine

    Its simply a comfortable restaurant for local dishes. The food is good and reasonably priced. In the summer they have outdoor seating in a sheltered patio with grapevines growing on the walls. In the winter, you can seat inside in the quaint dining room.

  • Don't miss traditional food!!

    Here are a lot of restaurants.But the best is Viena Cafe. Even though it sounds like being a coffee bar it is a very elegant restaurant. Anyway,you can serve anything you want from coffee,to delicious romanian food and finally desert. There are many other restaurants and if you want names I can tell you : London House,Pelican,Vita de Vie,...


Ploiesti Nightlife

  • Fun Nights

    l'Opera Club is one of the best clubs in Ploiesti (but of course that's just my e-pinion). The music there is very good (that is if u like house of course), the atmosphere is excellent (not always :( . The people seems to be a little stiff sometimes :). The drinks are very good... Don't forget to pay the entrance which now is only 1.5$. This is...

  • Nightlife in my tawn...

    Nightlife in my tawn is...normal :you can go to a disco , a restaurant , a walk in the park , a concert , or at the theatre .you can also go into an 'internet caffe'.The place I recommend you is L'Opera.It is a club, underground which is very nice.The space is enough for any party and the music is very good...Well,it's the music I like.You have to...

  • dancing in the moonlight

    small, cheap discoteque playing a fusion of romanian classics and english tunes. gets busy mainly on a saturday or the occasional friday. everyone is friendly, the dj will play requests and everyone likes to boogie! anything goes...from casual to 'just married'


Ploiesti Shopping

  • Hand craft glass

    There are many places in the city, but the Gallery is a main street store front with art of various types and home decorations. local hand crafted glass ware

  • Not many places to go shopping

    What makes it so special...Nothing. It is the only shopping center in my town.You find clothes,jeweler,parfumes,gifts,...and so on. It use to have a bar but it's closed for almost 4 years.It might open..If you like antiques there is a very small shop with very nice and interesting things near the thetre. Anything.The prices are good.

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Ploiesti Warnings and Dangers

  • Be aware around street children

    If you happen to be in Ploiesti, be aware of the street children who usually congregate in the center of town. The children are usually harmless, but I once witnessed a group of pre-teens beating up a homeless man sitting on a park bench next to me. To make matters worse, people did not do anything to help this individual. I am always on guard when...

  • be aware!

    Just be aware that the weather conditions can make dsriving around virtually impossible. For example, fog, heavy rain and thick snow like you have never imagined. Stormy weather can be a problem out in romania too...just make sure your not hanging aroud when those bolts of lightening crash down!Be aware of stray dogs too they could carry diseases...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Ploiesti Tourist Traps

  • Nightmare, Europa Hotel , Ploiesti,...

    Don't ever go to Europa hotel.After I paid upfront for 4 nights the equivalent of US$150/night for a 3* room they kiked us out in the middle of the night, saying that we had tried to trick them because we were 3 people instead of 2 even thought when we checked in we gave them 3 passports.When I asked the receptionist to call me a taxi she told me...

  • Don't get overcharged!!!

    When I first arrive here, many of the restaurants will overcharge you for meals if they know that you are a foreigner. I went to a restaurant that charge me my meal's meat dish by the grams. On the menu the meat dish will show the price and grams. For example, 70,000 lei for 300gm. I was once charged gram weight times the price. Watch out!!!! Just...

  • driving down the cost

    taxi driversmarket stall holderssome shops make sure you fix a price before travelling anywhere in a taxi or before you make a purchase....sorted! erm...get the bus...not advisable since they are jam packed like sardines in a tin...literally... and they are not very reliable


Ploiesti Off The Beaten Path

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    by soricel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    When people visit Ploiesti they usually miss the most important thing :The Clock Museum , which is hide somewhere on a small street , an the most beautiful street in Ploiesti . This street is called Praga . It is a very peacefull place. the best time to walk on this street is the night , when you'll admire old houses and big trees on the felinar's light.

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Ploiesti Favorites

  • Getting cash / exchange

    Everyday it is changing, but as of now very few places take credit cards. There are a few currency exchanges around, but you'll have to search for best rates (don't use the hotel, you'll pay ~2% on average).If you use ATM for cash advance, the best rate that I've found is the Bank Post machine on the south side of the Hale building (it a big...

  • Cross roads of Romania

    My favorite thing about Ploiesti is that it is just a short distance away from Bucharest. I can take an hour maxi-taxi or train trip to Bucharest and spend the day in the capital just hanging out. For a traveler, the hotels are going to be cheaper here than in Bucharest. I recommend having a hotel room in Ploiesti and taking the maxi-taxi into...

  • sweet bliss!

    go to the centre of the city where there is a park where you can watch people mingle and play chess. alternatively, you can sit down on a bench and watch the water fountains whilst eating a sweet pastry from a nearby bakery. strolling along the street that gets blocked off from all motor vehicles allowing people to skate and stroll along in the...


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