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Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki

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Known for its striking copper dome, Temppeliaukion 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. With our custom trip planner, Helsinki attractions like Temppeliaukion Church can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A beautiful simple Church rock, promises more than it is. Inside a typical low-key. On the ceiling of the peculiar copper/copper roof. Churches for the fans to an absolute target
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  • From the Helsinki central railway station takes about 10-15 minutes walk ploddingly, arrived. I feel that the Fort or spaceship and seen from a distance. €3 with guests. While overwhelming in the skylight? From is a lovely light. Wooden church to say church in Finland is innovative, it's beautiful. You could also look up from the ground floor, on the second floor overlooking the whole beauty of each show. You can go up to the roof to get out and around to the back of the Church. Nice, sweeping streets lined with classical buildings in Helsinki. Slip slick snow and winter foot care, so be careful!
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  • It is an impressive bit of architecture, but not worth a special visit. We stopped by during our Panorama Helsinki Tour of 2.5 hours and it was nice to get off the bus and walk around the corner to th...  more »
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  • Very special and amazing church built inside a rock. Quiet place to calm down and meditate. Soft music when open for visitors
  • Rock Church. Architectural masterpiece built into rock. Very good acoustics. You should go there even if you are not religious.
  • Visiting it on Sunday. A beautiful church built on rock. But it's too many tour groups there, and the church was not quiet in result. It's a pity.
  • Nice shanti place, but loud when mani tourists come :)
  • A beautiful church, built into the solid bedrock. It's a pretty peaceful place, unless you happen to be visiting at the same time as a group of chinese tourists. In that case it can just feel a bit crowded. If you don't mind about the potential of crowds of tourists, It is a great piece of architecture worth seeing