Jyväskylä Old Cemetery

Jyväskylä, Finland

The old cemetery of Jyväskylä parish was founded in 1837. In 1899 the area was extended to the north side of the old part and again in 1924. Several memorials remind of the people who have had a strong influence to culture life of the city and the entire Finland. There are also a cemetery chapel (1931) and the old mortuary (built in 19th century) located in the cemetery area.

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Founded: 1837
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Juha-Pekka Poutanen (5 months ago)
The deceased have their own family and also acquaintances with a worldly final resting place here.
Päivi Hartikainen (7 months ago)
Beautiful, well maintained. Lots of candles on Sunday night.
Mikko Jäppinen (2 years ago)
Good place to rest
Jansku 78 (3 years ago)
Memorial to and memory of the deceased.
Mauno Voutilainen (3 years ago)
There is a living history of Jyväskylä for 200 years.
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