Pispala district on the Pispala ridge was founded in the late nineteenth century. No one actually planned this ... More
Pispala district on the Pispala ridge was founded in the late nineteenth century. No one actually planned this district-settlers just built their little cottages along the slopes in the manner they liked and could afford. This is why Pispala is a very colourful and peculiar housing district with small houses built very close to each other. The area is now protected by a building plan, so that its unique look will be preserved for future generations. Pispala is no longer a workers' district but more famous for its artists, authors and musicians. The plots are understandably very expensive here, because of the magnificent views over lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi.
Tampere City Library, Metso, is a distinctive and memorable building. It is also the central library of the province of
Pirkanmaa. The building has been named Metso because from a bird's eye perspective the building looks like a wood ...
The first railway station in Tampere was built in 1876. However, this station was too small for the growing city;
a new, more spacious station was needed. The new railway station and clock tower were built in 1936 and ...
The Tampere Town Hall was designed by architect Georg Schreck and inaugurated in January 1890 (there had been an old
wooden town hall in the same place before). The Town Hall is the centre of political events in Tampere. ...