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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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  • Come and climb the Hill building, such as a magnificent hat. In light from the skylight is pouring in the chapel. For visitors to donate. You can feel the prayer of quiet air filled space.
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  • Interesting place to have a look around especially if you like photography and architecture. It was bright and sunny so lots of beautiful angles and light/shadows. Peaceful but lots of photographers s...  more »
  • It is an interesting structure, built into a rock or a glaciar boulder, using clever architectural trick, but asking €3 for entry was not Christian and too much. The church is one of Helsinki's concer...  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