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Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #4 of 135 attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the rock church on our visit to Helsinki. It is a little far from the other sites, and we walked, but I would advise taking public transportation. It is an amazing architectural work. Sitting inside it was amazing. Definitely worth a visit.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Of all the churches here in Helsinki this is my favorite. I love the beauty and simplicity in it - but also very much the integration with the rocky foundation. I'm not really a religious believer as such but more a general spiritual mind. I loved the beautiful architectural inside as well as the music they played while we visited.... More

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Took the sightseeing tour bus (definitely worth it) and they stopped here. Could have stayed there longer-this is a must see in Helsinki

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The outside does not do justice to the beautiful structure inside of the church especially the copper ceiling. A school choir was practicing when we were there and it was lovely to hear.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You would probably walk past the uninspiring entrance to this church, but when you enter it has the wow factor, as it is built into the rock and has a huge copper domed ceiling.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's the best church I've ever visited it's so unique and gives you a feeling of calmness I've never seen something like this before

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Temppeliaukion kirkko is a must if you visit Helsinki. Very often there is a consert or chorus singing going on when you visit it. And also often without any charge. You can just sit down and enjoy the palce and the atmosphere.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is my wedding church... chosen for several reasons: Outside it is very simple, you can hardly realize there is a church - but when you get inside, wow! For me it is the Pantheon (that I love as well!) of Finland, a modern version yet at the same time amazingly ageless. I find it at its best when outside... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This modern church is built in the rocks, so you hardly see it from outside. It has no tower. Inside there is beautiful copper ceiling. The acoustic is marvellous, so one should attend a concert in the church to really get the best of this church, so different.

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Toluca Lake, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I had heard about this church so after walking about I found it! It is really very interesting and if you are lucky enough to have music played while you are there, the sound is awsome.

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