The small town of Rokiškis is 160 km to the north of Vilnius. Here you will find the Rokiškis Manor – a splendid park and former residence of Count Ignotas Tyzenhauzas. It was built in 1801 and served as the permanent family residence of the Count for many generations. The manor, with its park, greenhouses, ponds and zoological garden was very popular in the region. The diverse cultural programme and rich music tradition attracted both locals and people from neighbouring towns. After several decades of neglect, Rokiškis Manor is regaining its popularity, and today its doors are open to visitors from all over the world. One of the local highlights, the Rokiškis Regional Museum, has held over 77,000 exhibits, including fine art pieces, paintings, sculptures, ancient books, documents, coins and archeological findings.
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