The status of free town enabled import and export of foreign goods without customs. It is effectively the focal point of the city both geographically and socially. Busier marketplace surrounded by rather dull-looking 60's and 70's apartment flats.

The interior has a series of famously macabre frescos by Hugo Simberg, including The Wounded Angel once voted Finland's "national painting" and the Garden of Death. Topelius, who wrote the poem A Summer's Day in Kangasala. In Finlayson industrial area, the old factories that are not in production any longer are taken over by the startups which reuse them as offices.

The oldest church in Tampere center is this yellow wooded church build Moomin Museum.