9 Sights in Jyväskylä, Finland (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Jyväskylä, Finland! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Jyväskylä. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in JyväskyläActivities in Jyväskylä

1. Jyväskylän kaupunginkirkko

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Jyväskylän kaupunginkirkko

Jyväskylä City Church is the main church of the former Jyväskylä City Parish located in the centre of Jyväskylä, nowadays the Church of the Centre Party Regional Parish. The church building was completed in 1880, five years after the founding of the urban parish. The church was designed by architect Ludvig Isak Lindqvist and the construction work was led by Swedish-born master builder Anders Johan Janzon.

Wikipedia: Jyväskylän Kaupunginkirkko (FI), Website

2. Alvar Aalto Museum

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The Alvar Aalto Museum is a Finnish museum operating in two cities, Jyväskylä and Helsinki, in two locations each, dedicated to architect and designer Alvar Aalto. All four locations are open to the public. They are:The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, which is a museum specialised in architecture and design and functions as the national and international centre on all things related to Aalto. The Muuratsalo Experiential House Villa Aalto in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki Studio Aalto, also in Munkkiniemi, Helsinki

Wikipedia: Alvar Aalto Museum (EN), Website

3. Jyväskylän helluntaiseurakunta

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Jyväskylän helluntaiseurakunta / fair use

Jyväskylä Pentecostal Church is one of the Pentecostal churches operating in Finland. Founded in 1926, the congregation has approximately 2,040 members (2019). The leading pastor of the church has been Esa Hyvönen since autumn 2019. The first leader of the congregation was Aabel Yrjölä. The church employs five pastors and other staff, and also has several missionaries.

Wikipedia: Jyväskylän helluntaiseurakunta (FI), Website

4. Paavo Nurmi

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Paavo Nurmi

The Paavo nurmi statue is a whole-body sculpture of runner Paavo Nurmi, the most successful Olympic athlete in Finland, made by sculptor Wäinö Aaltonen. The bronze sculpture was made in 1925 and there have been four additional casts of it. The statue has become a symbol for Finnish sport and the independent Finnish nation as well as an envoy of the image of Finland.

Wikipedia: Paavo Nurmi statue (EN)

5. Kuokkalan kirkko

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Kuokkala Church is a church located in the centre of the Kuokkala district of the city of Jyväskylä. It was inaugurated in February 2010. The church houses the Kuokkala regional parish, which belongs to the Jyväskylä parish. The church was designed by architects Anssi Lassila, Teemu Hirvilammi and Jani Jansson.

Wikipedia: Kuokkalan kirkko (FI), Website

6. Jyväskylän Cityseurakunta

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Jyväskylän Cityseurakunta is an independent Christian local parish founded in 2000 in Jyväskylä, which is not part of any single denomination. The church is charismatic in spirit and belongs to non-denominational neo-charismatics. Jyväskylä City Church is led by pastor couple Esko and Pirjo Valtanen together with the parish management team. Jyväskylä City Parish is a member of the Parish Connection organisation, which supports association-based parishes.

Wikipedia: Jyväskylän Cityseurakunta (FI), Website

7. Kuokkalan kartano

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Kuokkala Manor is a stone house built by Julius Johnson and designed by architect Wivi Lönn, completed in 1904. Together with its yard, it belongs to the provincially valuable built cultural environments of Central Finland.

Wikipedia: Kuokkalan kartano (FI)

8. Toivolan Vanha Piha

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Toivolan Vanha Piha Margo Saxberg / CC BY 3.0

Toivola Old Courtyard (Toivola) is an artisan yard from the late 1800s in the centre of Jyväskylä, at Cygnaeuksenkatu 2. It was sparked by the City of Jyväskylä and yard entrepreneurs in autumn 2012. The yard's activities consist of year-round services and various events. The yard's services include restaurant, café and shop operations, the Crafts Museum of the Museum of Central Finland, Museum Shop Sparvin and various events. As a rule, Toivola yard is free of charge during its opening hours and in connection with Toivola's own events. Of the buildings located on a plot owned by the City of Jyväskylä, the Coppersmith's House, the Carpenter's House and the Sparvin House, as well as half of the warehouse building, belong to the City. The old maternity hospital, Toivola House, cellar, Paja and the other half of the warehouse building are in turn owned by the entrepreneurs in the yard.

Wikipedia: Toivolan Vanha Piha (FI)

9. Jyväskylän reformoitu baptistiseurakunta

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Jyväskylä Reformed Baptist Church (Reba) is a Christian congregation founded in 2018 in Jyväskylä. The first service was held on 2.9.2018. The congregation currently meets in the premises of the Port Parish of Jyväskylä at Poltlinja 35. The leading pastor of the church is Eelis Halmemies.

Wikipedia: Jyväskylän reformoitu baptistiseurakunta (FI)


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