Roč is a village situated on a hill next to the highway Rijeka – Buzet. It was founded as an Illyrian settlement that developed into a Roman castrum, while in the Middle Ages it developed into a fortified citadel surrounded by protective walls with towers. It was mentioned for the first time in the year of 1064. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Roč represented a center of Croatian literacy and printing practice based on the Glagolitic alphabet, the oldest Slavic script. There are three churches of historical value in the village Roč. An important monument of the Middle Ages is the Romanesque church of St. Rocco, whose interior is covered with frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries. One of the inner walls of the church of St. Anthony features an inscription in the Glagolitic alphabet from the year 1200. The third church is the parish church of St. Bartholomew. Every year, a “Small Glagolitic Academy” is held in the village of Roč for primary school students from all around Croatia, where they can learn to read and write in the Glagolitic alphabet and learn about its heritage.
Roč 5242, Istria
45.393170, 014.046866 (45°23’35.4″N, 014°02’48.7″E)
GPS coordinates: 45.393170, 014.046866 (45°23’35.4″N, 014°02’48.7″E)
Roč is located in the interior of Istria 30km away from the sea (and from Opatija).
If you are driving with a car show this translation to the taxi driver:
Molim Vas da me odvezete do mjesta Roč koji se nalazi u Istri, a od Opatije je udaljen oko 30km. Hvala!
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Molim Vas uključite taksimetar. Hvala!
Please can you tell me how to find this sight:
Molim Vas da me uputite prema mjestu Roč koji se nalazi u Istri, a od Opatije je udaljen oko 30km. Hvala!