Toivolan Vanha Piha
Toivolan Vanha Piha
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
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VikingOlaf
By VikingOlaf
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Dec 2021
I visited this old corner with some friends. They said it is something special in Jyväskylä, where there is hardly anything to see anyway. So we went to see this famous garden place. Dissapointing was, that this area is not really a historical spot, but a build up scenery of old good days mixed with booths. Confusing. First impression is that it is partly old and at the same time stuffed with old style buildings, activities and eatery stands. I did not know were to start and were to end. Confusing. We had at the café a pizza for lunch which was tasty, no problem. Friendly service! After lunch we were walking again in the garden and it got very crowdy. The area is really small and cramped, so you really need to try to get to the next spot through all the crowd. You really need only max. ten minutes to see the area through. After a while we got fed up and left the area. Then suddenly you are standing on a sidewalk in a modest town with ugly 60-70´s flats around you. What a difference. From there we tried to search something more spacious in the town, but found nothing. I felt a little bit betrayed after driving several hours to see this all. The Toivolan vanha piha is far too small for these nice activities they have there. Very sad for the entrepeneurs. There are no parking facilities or to be precise, try to find a free spot by driving round the corners or from the parking lot across the street. When we were walking around Jyväskylä we noticed there is hardly anything left from the original town itself. All wooden and brick old buildings are gone and replaced with flats. Parks in the center are tiny and modest. Even the market place is tiny here!!???

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VikingOlaf
Tampere, Finland91 contributions
I visited this old corner with some friends. They said it is something special in Jyväskylä, where there is hardly anything to see anyway. So we went to see this famous garden place.
Dissapointing was, that this area is not really a historical spot, but a build up scenery of old good days mixed with booths. Confusing.

First impression is that it is partly old and at the same time stuffed with old style buildings, activities and eatery stands. I did not know were to start and were to end. Confusing.

We had at the café a pizza for lunch which was tasty, no problem. Friendly service! After lunch we were walking again in the garden and it got very crowdy. The area is really small and cramped, so you really need to try to get to the next spot through all the crowd. You really need only max. ten minutes to see the area through.

After a while we got fed up and left the area. Then suddenly you are standing on a sidewalk in a modest town with ugly 60-70´s flats around you. What a difference. From there we tried to search something more spacious in the town, but found nothing. I felt a little bit betrayed after driving several hours to see this all.

The Toivolan vanha piha is far too small for these nice activities they have there. Very sad for the entrepeneurs. There are no parking facilities or to be precise, try to find a free spot by driving round the corners or from the parking lot across the street.

When we were walking around Jyväskylä we noticed there is hardly anything left from the original town itself. All wooden and brick old buildings are gone and replaced with flats. Parks in the center are tiny and modest. Even the market place is tiny here!!???
Written 10 March 2022
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B T
London, UK948 contributions
This place has some nice old houses with boutique shops, but other than that it was not much at all. It is only a couple of small buildings and takes 10 mins to look at. I didn't think it was anything special.
Written 25 April 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,575 contributions
From Toivola Old Courtyard you can find artisan’s boutiques and workshops, Toivola Restaurant, and craftsmen’s homes.

The Coppersmith’s House and the Carpenter’s House are the oldest remaining wooden residences in Jyväskylä. They were built in the 1840s.

These craftsmen's homes have functioned as interesting museums since the mid-1950s. Here you can experience what life has been 180 years ago.
Written 5 April 2020
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Passenger281018
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Friends
I think the best things about this place are that it has rustic character in town, some age to the buildings,and in the summer there is open access between the inside and the outside at the back which is a bit like a farmyard.
Written 5 November 2019
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Fozylady
thunderbay ontario15 contributions
Family
We have gone there many times. On a summer weekend the place bustles with activity. The old buildings are open with vendors selling their wares. The restaurant has different musical groups coming in the play for the guests. It has a lovely festive feel about the place. Like you stepped back in time...
Written 7 May 2019
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Leena M
Jyväskylä, Finland32 contributions
Family
Nice small boutiques and historical buildings in the midlle of Jyväskylä. Nice suveniers to puy and also museum.
Written 7 November 2018
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Johan O
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain123 contributions
Friends
We went here since we were told they used serve coffee from espresso machine.

Turned out new owners had taken over in the end of May 2018. No more espresso.

Well, the outdoor setting was nice, similar to a German Biergarten, although certainly nice only in rain-free summer days.
Written 28 June 2018
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September D
Jyväskylä, Finland144 contributions
Solo
History is present here and the cafe Muisto is worth a visit. While the small shops are a bit expensive the products sold the seem to be of good quality :)
Written 1 January 2018
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hennas021
Jyväskylä, Finland2 contributions
Friends
Visited Toivolan Vanha Piha to do some Christmas window shopping and was impressed with the quality of the handicrafts and the old characteristics of the yard architecture. The cafe is a must visit place, really enjoyed the atmosphere there. Extra points for having two reindeer at the yard for Christmas!
Written 21 December 2017
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Ulaxir
Meyrin129 contributions
Friends
Very charming place to visit, not very large but gives a good idea of old times in the town. Easily accessible: the car park just on the other side of street is perfect,
Written 14 August 2017
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