Jyväskylä is known as the city of Alvar Aalto. The Jyväskylä Region has the most buildings in the world designed by world-famous architect Alvar Aalto - close on thirty all in all. This total includes buildings from the very early days of his career through to masterpieces from later periods. In the master’s footsteps we move from classicism to functionalism and architecture in brick to monumentalism. Further information: visitjyvaskyla.fi/en, www.alvaraalto.fi.
The Aaltoreitti [Aalto Route], which begins at the Alvar Aalto museum, provides a fine overview of the Jyväskylä cityscape and its building architecture. Further information: visitjyvaskyla.fi/en.