Cathedral of Ploiesti
Cathedral of Ploiesti
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Catedrala Sfantul Ioan Botezatorul, Ploiesti 100066 Romania
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Carmen G
96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
In the very centre of the city, the most important Orthodox church, unfortunately without perspective because of the old condominium in front of it. Beautiful decorations inside which cannot be admired as there are renovation works.
Written 28 October 2018
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Andreea Domes
Klagenfurt, Austria1,775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Solo
Nice quiet place and also with great architecture. Representative for the city Ploiesti and local religion culture.
Written 18 July 2018
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Robert C
Ploiesti, Romania46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
This cathedral it is a symbol of the Ploieşti city and you'll be impressed by the architecture. My advice GO FOR IT !!!
Written 15 February 2018
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diana m
Ploiesti, Romania35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
In 1923, the local authorities of Ploiesti decided to build a monument dedicated to the heroes who died in the First World War. After several public consultations, it was decided to raise an Orthodox seat in the center of the city, a cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist. So it was decided that for the building of the cathedral it shall be used materials brought from the places where the Romanian soldiers fought: stone blocks from Oituz, brickwork from Marasesti, grit from Doaga and Susitei Valley.In 1939, the cathedral was inaugurated.
The predominant architectural motifs are religious-traditional, all large icons are dressed in silver blown with gold. This spectacular cathedral has become, over its decades of existence, more than just a building and a place of worship , not only a true tourist attraction.
Written 4 October 2017
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Adriana I
Brasov, Romania1,163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2017 • Family
I thing this is the biggest cathedral in Ploiesti.
It's an imposing church.
The paintings are very well executed.
The church service had a special solemnity.
Written 1 July 2017
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Gabriel A
Ploiesti, Romania4,919 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
This was built to remember the heroes of the Great World War, and is dedicated to Saint John The Baptist.
Actually the Cathedral is extended (the works aren't finished).
The interior is very impressive.
Written 4 August 2016
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Bogdan Voicu
Bucharest, Romania110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
I grew up with this churches in sight, and for a while my parents lived across the street. I have got married inside, ad I visited it repeatedly for various occasions. If you are used with an Orthodox church, it is nothing special about it. If you have no idee how an Orthodox church looks like, it might be a very good idea to visit it if you are in the city.

Built in early XIXth century, it was reconstructed in 1840-1841, using the money of the local community (the multicultural Orthodox neighborhood included romanian ethnics, along with Bulgarians, Greeks and Serbians - alll contributed to the rebuilding the church).

The future Cathedral received a new 55m tower bell in the first part of XXth century (they finished building it in 1939), as a memorial for 1st WW soldiers. The new building used to be one of the main landmarks of the prosperous Ploiești, former capital of European (and worldwide) oil industry. It survived almost untouched to the 2nd WW, while Ploiești was heavy bombed (by Russians, Americans, and later by Germans). Remember that here took place the well-known Tidal-Wave, the most important air battle of the American air-force in Europe.

Despite being quite high, nowadays the Cathedral is not so visible as it used to be in the mid-XXth century, since in early 1960s the communist regime choose to partly obturate its view with a 8 flats (ground floor + 7 more) building. Therefore, seen from South, one can see only the peak of the bell-fry.

If willing to visit an older church (XVIIth century), one may go to Biserica Domnească, in the Mihai Bravu neighborhood.
Written 1 September 2015
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WildBucharestcom
Bucharest, Romania129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015
Is the one of the most important churches in Ploiesti.It is a meeting place for town residents. Very beautiful and if you have the chance for a religious celebration is really a experience..
Written 1 September 2015
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Alexandru D
Ploiesti, Romania149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Nice church. Worth a 30 min visit, while in Ploiesti to see the largest church in town. There is no entrance fee.
Written 18 August 2015
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AlexB
Bucharest, Romania16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2015 • Friends
I loved everything about it: imposing looks, beautiful architecture, gorgeous colors and a gorgeously painted interior. Do not miss this attraction if you ever find yourselves in Ploiesti.
Written 19 July 2015
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