Opening hours
10.00 – 18.00

Säynätsalo Town Hall

The Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949-52) is one of Alvar Aalto’s most admired works. The building has an internationally known status; as a monument belonging to the architectural history of our era. 

The Säynätsalo Town Hall has served several different functions. In the middle of the castle-like building is a raised courtyard, providing access to the administrative offices and the library. Nowadays, the main entrance remains in the corner of the inner courtyard, but entry to the library is from the ground floor. There are also two original guest rooms and apartments, some of which are available for visitors to reserve for overnight stays. 

The building is designed as an art of its own, which can be seen in even the smallest details, such as the ceiling structure of the council meeting hall, and the design of the furniture intended specifically for this building. The main material in both facades and public interiors is red brick.

Summer 2024 guided tours: online store

The guided part of the visit lasts about 30 minutes, and after that you can tour the building on your own. Maximum of 20 people per tour. 

There is also a Cafe on the premises. 

The year-round opening hours and other information related to daily activities, such as accommodation, can be found on the service provider’s website:

Private tours and inquiries:
Tavolo Bianco Oy +358 46 582 1060,

Homepage: Säynätsalo town hall

Address of the municipal hall: Parviaisentie 9, Säynätsalo, Jyväskylä.

You can get to Säynätsalo, for example, by car, local bus or by bike. Parking area on the west side of the building.

  • Adults 10 €
  • Seniors, students and unemployed 6 €
  • Under 18 -years of age: 0 €
  • ICOM/ICOMOS-, DOCOMOMO- ja presscard 0 €