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Temppeliaukion Church, Helsinki

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 4,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is well worth a visit to see the design. It is quite amazing and free to enter. Close to the city centre. 
  • Unfortunately we didn't take into account on Saturday for weddings so we were only able to have about a 5minute look around in the very crowded church. The line was huge due to a wedding finishing up ...  read more »
  • Went to rock church, got some good pictures from the outside. But entry is only limited to certain times. Make sure to check ahead of time 
  • 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
  • Even if is a little bit bad looking from outside If you enter and watch the interns you'd find that if different from the standard churches. If you will be lucky as me and find a chorus inside you realize how good is the acoustic inside thanks to the walls but, in my opinion, after this there is not so much inside that is nice.
  • What a wonderful place. There is no doubt that this church is the best tourist attraction in Helsinki. Melody of piano and atmospher of this place are in perfect harmony with each other. However, I really want to get away Asians who take a picture besides playing piano.
  • Absolutely unique church, so finnish-style! A must-see tourist attraction in Helsinki. Check concert schedule for this church, it has great accoustics, so you have a chance to appreciate music in this great place.
  • Absolutely love this church and wish I be able to visit again. My memories of the theatre like arrangement and the impressive brass organ. Last visited 2003!
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