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Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

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Address: Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
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Description: Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from rock...
Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from rock and has a stunning copper dome.
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Very unique church

It's a must see in Helsinki. A very beautiful and unique church. It's construct on the rock, and it's very simple and beautiful. It remembers a bunker in the outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It's a must see in Helsinki. A very beautiful and unique church. It's construct on the rock, and it's very simple and beautiful. It remembers a bunker in the outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I see this church as a modern artistic style building. From outside we will not be able to recognize it as a church other than a rock hill with an entrance. There entrance is free. Inside is the real piece of modern architecture. There are no cross or idols or even paintings. It’s just a plain church which is made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Seen too many cathedrals and churches, the Finns took me to the next level! Perhaps better control of tour groups, it gets too busy and noisy in a church...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

On our first visit to the church it has just closed for the afternoon, and wasn't opening again for several hours so we decided to do our visits. Visiting times vary daily, so it's best to ring up and check if you can. We returned another day to find it open. The church is spacious and has a nice calm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

While the entrance might have a similar appearance to the Atlantic Wall fortifications on the Normandy Coast, the interior of the vaguely futuristic design (from the outside, you can almost see a UFO settling into or emerging from the rock surrounds) is filled with largely natural light. It is worth getting up the stairs to the balcony seating to view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice to look around and walk through. Quiet atmosphere and some pianomusic. Carved in the rock, beautifull ceiling. Go and have a look.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an interesting experience. If it is included in a tour, then by all means go see it. But, if you were to just go see it, all by itself, I would say that it is not worth it. I really cannot abide by a church that has a big sign that says beware of pickpockets. I suppose nothing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I visited the church in winter 2015 and it was very nice and calm with live piano music. The church is built inside a rock and it's shape is circular. It gives you a magic feeling and a sense of serenity. The organ is huge and its pipes reach for the heaven - there is an architectural contrast between the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We arrived before 10 on a Sunday morning to discover that the church doesn't' open until 1145. Went for a walk and came back at 12. The church was packed with Asian tourists....!! Beautiful, but so wish there had been less people and less cameras around. Definitely a must see while in Helsinki though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Amazing interior design with copper ceiling. Visit here when there is a concert (e.g. before Christmas) and absorb the atmosphere!

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