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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.