Kauppakatu & Pedestrian street 

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Jyväskylä Festival, photo: Mikko Vähäniitty

 

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Kauppakatu runs through the very centre of Jyväskylä. Its Finnish name is a direct translation of its original Swedish name, Köpmansgatan, by which it was known around the time that Jyväskylä was established. The names of nearly all other streets in the city centre have changed since. Kauppakatu was initially included in the town plan to ensure the smooth running of commerce, in the place of an old road. In other words, Kauppakatu has always been the most significant and popular shopping street in Jyväskylä. Today, Kauppakatu begins near the university campus, running down to Church Park and, as a pedestrian street, all the way to Are Square. With its shopping centres, department stores, specialist stores, banks, museums and hair salons, it is a major attraction for visitors and locals alike.

More information: www.kauppakadunlaudatur.fi (in Finnish)


Works of art on the pedestrian street::

1) Two of us

Artist: Matti Peltokangas
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 2003
Material: Red granite
Location: Pedestrian street

More information: http://www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/018.html (in Finnish) 

 

2) Under a Watchful Eye

Artist: Jussi Heikkilä
Owner: City of Jyväskylä
Completed in 2003
Material: Bronze
Location: Pedestrian street, in front of the Sokos department store, under the sign “Mestarin Herkku”

More information: www3.jkl.fi/taidemuseo/veistokset/veistokset/024.html  (in Finnish)

 
         

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