The Säynätsalo Town Hall
The Säynätsalo Town Hall is one of architect Alvar Aalto’s most significant works. It enjoys a unique position in the history of modern architecture. The Säynätsalo Town Hall is a building with many functions: municipal administration (until 1993), library, residential spaces, business premises and guest rooms. Aalto designed the town hall as a gesamtkunstwerk – a total work of art – as evidenced by the details and furniture designed especially for the building.
The municipality of Säynätsalo with its Town Hall became part of the city of Jyväskylä in 1993. Because of its architectural importance, the Säynätsalo Town Hall and its inner courtyard were protected by a building preservation order in 1994.
The Town Hall is open on request in February–April 2018.
Please contact us at least one week in advance of your planned arrival.
tel. +358 40 1971 091
Opening hours in the summer season starting 1 May 2018:
- Monday, noon – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, closed
- Wednesday, noon – 6 p.m.
- Thursday, noon – 6 p.m.
- Friday, noon – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, closed
- Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.
Entrance fees and guided tours
Guided tours are available during the opening hours of the Town Hall. A tour lasts about 30 minutes and starts every other hour, at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
- Adults €8
- Children €4 (under 16)
- Family ticket €20 (1–2 adults + children)
- Group ticket, 5 persons or more, €4/person
- Finnish Museum Card: free entrance and guiding
Bookings and catering
The Säynätsalo Town Hall has spaces available for booking for events. The Boardroom is best suited for meetings of up to 14 persons, and the imposing Council Chamber is ideal for organising seminars, lectures or meetings. The Council Chamber is also the perfect venue for small concerts, weddings, memorial services, christenings and name-giving ceremonies. The Council Chamber has 21 “Council Member’s seats” and an additional 25-30 seats on the sides and in the back of the room.
The Town Hall also has several work spaces suitable for groups.
Let us know your needs and request a quote at info(at)tavolobianco.com
Buses 16, 16M and 21 run from the centre of Jyväskylä to Säynätsalo every half an hour.