Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Jyväskylä, Finland


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Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 2.4 km
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Experience Jyväskylä in Finland in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in JyväskyläIndividual Sights in Jyväskylä

Sight 1: 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

791 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

648 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: 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

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: 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

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Sight 5: Kirkkopuisto

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Church Park is a park located in the centre of Jyväskylä. The park houses the Jyväskylä City Church and Pauli Koskinen's sculpture Young Minna Canth from 1962.

Wikipedia: Kirkkopuisto (FI)

469 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: 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)


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