10.1.2019Jyväskylä City Theatre attracts more than 60,000 visitors in 2018 – musicals prove a hit with audiences
4.1.2019The plan to develop facilities and land use in Laajavuori to promote tourism has been completed.
Culture and leisure
Culture, physical recreation and nature are vital to our everyday wellbeing as citizens of Jyväskylä.
Compact city centre, vital urban areas, warm-spirited villages and varied rural surroundings create an attractive living environment. Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland, is an essential part of Jyväskylä.
- Jyväskylä is a sporting paradise for all interested in physical well-being. The city encourages everyone from babies to the elderly to adopt an active lifestyle.
- In Jyväskylä, closeness to nature is combined with the rhythm of the city. You can live peacefully in the wild, near a densely populated area or the centre with a fascinating lake view, or right in the heart of the city – still near the green recreational areas.
- Jyväskylä is especially known for its rich variety of culture; museums, art exhibitions, concerts, events and theatre performances.