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The ALKULA was the first steam mill in Finland, established by A.A. Levón in 1849. His passion in gardening left visible marks here, still be to seen. Much work has been done in the garden in 2018-2019 to renovate it; now it is easily accessible.
The historical Vaasa, statues, old architecture, parks and esplanades become known by walking through the city centre. Starting point Finland`s Statue of Liberty, market square.
Vaasa-born Mathilda was a noble lady who became known as prisoner`s true friend. The walk passes her childhood and youth surroundings and starts at the Vaasa Court of Appeal, Rantakatu.
Along the fitness-path in Asevelikylä a lot of Outsider-art can to be seen. The path is named after Vaasa-born artist Edvin Hevonkoski. He was inspired by Finnish politics and literature. Besides art, you’ll find trench, military shelter and smoke-sauna. The park has twice been rewarded...