Workers' Club Building

The Finnish Lakeland

This is one of many buildings in Jyväskylä designed by its famous son, Alvar Aalto. Built between 1924 and 25, its a not particularly successful Italian Renaissance–inspired structure with features such as columns and a Palladian balcony.

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1. Suomen Käsityön Museo

0.19 MILES

Showcasing the National Costume Centre, which includes regional dress from around Finland, this handicrafts museum has a small permanent collection and…

2. Administrative and Cultural Centre

0.26 MILES

Jyväskylä's municipal headquarters are located in the block bounded by Vapaudenkatu, Kilpisenkatu and Hannikaisenkatu. The complex includes three…

3. Vitatorni Apartment Tower


In one of Jyväskylä's garden suburbs, this apartment block was designed by Alvar Aalto and built in 1962.

4. Keski-Suomen Museo


Adjacent to the Alvar Aalto Museo and also designed by him, this museum building was temporarily closed for a major restoration when we last visited. When…

5. Alvar Aalto Museo

0.92 MILES

The town's most famous son and the subject of this museum was a giant of 20th-century architecture. Schooled in Jyväskylä, Aalto opened his first offices…

6. Säynätsalon Kunnantalo

7.19 MILES

One of Aalto's most admired works, this town hall was conceived as a 'fortress of democracy' and constructed between 1949 and 1952. Its sturdy brick tower…

7. Muuratsalon Koetalo


Connected to Säynätsalo by bridges, peaceful Muuratsalo islet was the summer retreat of Alvar and Elissa Aalto. Aalto built his Experimental House – a…

8. Petäjäveden Vanha Kirkko

18.27 MILES

This wonderfully gnarled Unesco-listed wooden church is located in Petäjävesi, 35km west of Jyväskylä. Finished in 1765, it’s a marvellous example of 18th…