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Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

Address: Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #6 of 138 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from rock and has a stunning copper dome.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A very beautiful sight. Copper dome is spectacular. Much larger than I imagined. Annoying tourists that didn't understand the word 'silence' but apart from that a great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I surprised a group of friends by ending our walking tour of Helsinki at this church because I knew it was one of a kind. This place is really interesting, and a nice resting place while walking around, especially in the cold. This church is very nondescript on the outside, so you're really not sure what you find inside. But... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A very unusual building. Get up early and go when it opens at 10am. It has a real sense of peace when other tourists not around easy to find ten minutes walk from station

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Rock Church is amazing place of worship where you can quietly sit and take a few moments to reflect on life while admiring its incredible architecture. Unlike any other church that I have ever seen it incorporates a modern and simple interior into the amazing natural landscape around it. The uniqueness of the design and its location even made... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This church is built into the ground and a very unique architecture. We stopped in to sit for a few moments and enjoy the space.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Absolutely idyllic combination of nature and modern technologies. Interior is so stylish and clean made. Different from other churches. Since we visited the church in January, there was a beautiful Christmas tree inside. Loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Surrealistic and fantastic atmosphere of peace and harmony. Strongly recommend to everyone who wants to see something unforgettable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were fortunate to have an opportunity to visit this very beautiful church. Being built into the rock it is most unusual. The use of glass in the ceiling and the layout enhances the acoustics. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Helsinki.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This church a very special, built inside a rock. It has marvellous lightning and acoustics. However, as there are lot of tourists, even during the winter times at weekends, something is missing. It is very difficult to enjoy the atmosphere. Therefore, try to go there early in the morning when the church opens, or get tickets to some concerts or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have visited the church several times, mainly for various concerts. Very exceptional appearance as the church has been built into rock. Original rock as most walls. Ceiling partly glass, partly copper.

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