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Alvar Aalto Kouvola

Explore Alvar Aalto architecture

One of the most famous Finnish designers, Alvar Aalto, has left his mark in Kouvola.

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Alvar Aalto is known to be one of the most influential architects and designers in the history of Finland. You can also find the masterpieces of Aalto in Kouvola.

Kouvola’s Tehtaanmäki residential district was designed by Aalto and it’s located along the mighty Kymijoki River, close to Ankkapuha Culture Park. Aalto is a part of Finnish history, but in the modern times, we can enjoy his works and learn about them with modern technology!

You can travel to Tehtaanmäki by bus. Bus line 3 from Kouvola's’ city center will take you near the area and back to the city.

Dive in to history

Thanks to smartphones and Citynomadi, exploring the designs of Aalto and learning more about their history has never been easier. Simply download the app to your smartphone and your good to go on your own! Remember that you can always use the free WiFi in the city centre.

You can use the app on your phone, but it's also possible to see what interesting places the route focusing on Alvar Aalto has to offer on you computer or tablet.

The app will give you lots of information about the area itself and buildings designed by Alvar Aalto. Citynomad is a brilliant way to study the history of Aalto and enjoy some time surrounded by beautiful architecture. The app also allows you to download offline map to your smartphone, so you won’t need an internet connection when you’re enjoying the architecture.

It's also good to remember, that Kouvola also has other interesting Citynomadi routes available.

It’s also possible to book a guided tour which focuses on Alvar Aalto. Please, contact VisitKouvola's customer service ( for more information!

A complete package

Kouvola Travel Agency can also provide you with a complete Alvar Aalto experience in Kouvola. You can explore the different designs by Aalto in Kouvola, but the beautiful scenery of the Kymijoki River and pristine Finnish nature will also be featured in this ready-made package. You can read a detailed description and further details from the visit.alvaraalto-website.

Kouvola is part of the official network of Alvar Aalto cities.