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Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

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Known for its striking copper dome, Temppeliaukio Church has been carved from rock in the heart of the city. Designed by siblings Tim and Tuomo Suomalainen and finished in 1969, this distinctive Lutheran church is directly excavated into rock. Explore the church's interior, which consists of rock and marble walls, with the shining copper dome supported by concrete beams at the top of the structure. Note the light shining in through the skylight on what is commonly called the Church of Rock. Take time to listen to the acoustics, made possible by the church's exposed walls. Temppeliaukio Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • This only seems to be open on weekdays, so we looked at the outside only, it looks very interesting and you can walk around some of the rock the church is built into and see the dome.  more »
  • A wonderful church built in rock, with and interesting architecture and pleasant atmosphere. At the entrance, near to the tickets desk, you can find some souvenirs to remind you of your visit. Easy.....  more »
  • Literally a church.....built into a rock. Incredible. Recommend to go when a service is on rather than when empty.  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful once inside. The church is carved out from the bedrock and have a rugged beauty that speaks to me. During our visit there was a pianist playing and the acoustics where brilliant. A serene oasis in the middle of town that you have to visit.
  • Beautiful church for reflecting and peaceful personal time. The inner rock walls and copper ceiling were an impressive combination of natural and man-made. Went there on a quick weekend vacation when the weather was unfortunately terrible and there is not much in the area to also visit. €3 per person. They were giving away bookmarks with religious quotes in many many languages which were nice.
  • Amazing! Very beautiful constructions and very, very unique. We had a rental car and it was very hard to find parking, so keep that in mind. It was not very busy so we were able to take some good photos. There's a lot to look at. You should defiantly go if you are in Helsinki.
  • Not sure what I expected, but was vaguely disappointed. It is pretty utilitarian and being carved out of rock had quite a child feeling. Worth a visit but don't believe all the hype.
  • MUST SEEN in Helsinki This church is amazing The entrance is only 3€ but the architecture is surprising ! The walls are made with rocks and the roof is cooper. The ambiance is peaceful, quiet and for meditation and/or rest We spend 1h30 and we didn't notice the time Check the opening hours online ;)

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