Rokiškis is a city in northeastern Lithuania.
Located on the Daugavpils-Liepaja railway, Rokiškis served as a trading center for a large land area during the 19th century. The railway station was used for the export of, among other things, wood, grain and flax. Rokiškis is known for its cheeses.
The local history museum and the Nativity of Christ museum, founded in 2007, are located in the city. The old town of Rokiškis is protected as an urban monument. Sights include the Catholic church built in 1877, the Neo-Gothic chapel built in 1881-1885, the building complex of Rokiškis Manor, the Rokiškis Kolgata built in the 19th century, the Orthodox church built in 1939 and the Old Believers’ church built in 1947.
Currently this small, neat town, famous for its architecture, beautiful cultural traditions, and a local history museum, invites all travelers.
Access : Coordinates: 55.966667, 25.583333 /
- Rokiškis is known for the cheese produced there, “Rokiškio sūris” are the largest cheese producers in Lithuania.
- In 1999, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the city, the Arch monument was erected on Independence Square.
- History of the Jews : In Rokishkis , there was a strong Jewish community for hundreds of years. The first Jewish settlement may have been before 1574 and was located at the present-day site of the old Jewish cemetery.
- Top sights in Rokiškis : The former manor house of the von Tiesenhausens/ Tyzenhauz family in Rokiškis / St. Matthew’s Church, to the right of it the St. Joseph Chapel, built 1881 – 1885 / Independence Square in the old town, Rokiškis Manor Palace, Liongin Šepka Park, where you can still admire the wooden sculptures.
Go next : Aukštaitija , Northeast Lithuania / Aukštaitija National Park / Pakruojis town / Kėdainiai is a town near the center of Lithuania well known for its brick old town.