Toivolan Vanha Piha

Toivolan Vanha Piha, Jyväskylä: Hours, Address, Toivolan Vanha Piha Reviews: 4.5/5

Toivolan Vanha Piha
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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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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Liloulette13
Jyväskylä, Finland41 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
If you want to travel back in the time, this is the place where you need to go. The owner of this place restored a group of old Finnish houses and kept the spirit of the older times with this very nice place. Restaurant is really nice with "lounas" and lot's of salty pies and amazing cakes. In the houses, you also find some little shops where you buy hand made clothing, jewels and many others souvenirs or decorations. You also have one museum house rebuilded and decorated exactly how it was. If you are around, don't miss it! It's precious.
Written 12 July 2017
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heikkih722
Helsinki, Finland1,342 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Handicrafts placed in the yards and houses of old wooden houses. It's great that Jyväskylä has saved these houses.
Written 9 June 2017
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Eater13_13
Tampere, Finland464 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
It is almost Easter time.
Lambs and lamas at Toivolan piha, arts & grafts and delicasies.
The sun shines and it is nice see handcrafts and people. Take a break and a cup of coffee.
Some tourists, local people all age. Always lovely to visit.
Written 10 April 2017
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Vengabondo
Tallinn, Estonia30 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
very cozy place. we liked everything about it - small wooden houses, museum, design and handcraft shops, a little cafetheria. Everything is made with care and love.
Written 1 March 2017
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MariaFInland2013
Jyväskylä, Finland16 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
Excellent tea collection, warm house-like environment, friendly service, free wi fi. We enjoyed the home made sweets. Very kids friendly place with toys.
Written 21 December 2016
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Sakari-52
Mikkeli, Finland41 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Nice feeling in the center of the city. From Blacksmiths to woollen knittens, all you may need for gifts and Christmas presents.
Written 2 December 2016
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Maarit K
Jyväskylä, Finland4 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
All kind of handicrafts in old lovely house, blacksmith, sheep,museum,beautiful atmosphere, nice restaurant.
Written 21 October 2016
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liska75
Jyväskylä, Finland12 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Lovely old yard in the citycenter, with great events, nice handicraft shops, lovely café and beautiful museum. Sometimes with sheep or similar animals. Especially good during Christmas and Easter. The staff in the cafë is a bit slow and sometimes they confuse things, but otherwise delicious.
Written 12 October 2016
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Kati8015
Kemi, Finland15 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We visited this site in the morning so not all the places were open yet. Quite expensive handmade souvenirs.
Written 17 September 2016
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Hi thank you visiting our yard. We selling only hand made products. Good quality, unique, local art and crafts. We are most beautifull shopping center in town. You can also enjoy our yard feelings free entrance. Kr. Lord of yard Margo 😀
Written 18 September 2016
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Maukka68
Finland152 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Old houses with some small local handcraft suppliers and nice "old town" feeling in the inner court. Coffee available. History can be read in small info plates with each house. Go and visit local smith and get some inspiring products for your home! Blocks away from the city center.
Written 4 August 2016
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