L. Ciūnys

Pakruojis Synagogue

The wooden Pakruojis Jewish Synagogue built on the bank of the Stream Kruoja in early 19th century is a spectacular combination of architecture and culture styles. Classicism was spreading in Lithuania at the time when it was built, yet the builders of the synagogue did not fully submit to the new trend, they retained the elements of the leaving Baroque, added details of Lithuanian ethnic architecture and decorated the building in the Jewish art style. Today it is the oldest wooden synagogue in Lithuania.