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Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Strange church carved into a rock outcropping in central Helsinki, the church is round (which I thought was kind of a no-no in the Christian church?!) and makes great use of the natural materials of the rocks. Just a really tranquil room to sit in, and great accoustics when music is being performed. Steps from the 2 Tram just north... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Sure it is different and worth a short walk to see but do not rearrange your whole schedule. Modern but not a WOW type in my humble opinion.

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Barrington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The "architecture," interior, is beautiful and very unusual, one of a kind, and the music is quieting to the soul. The church and its entrance are a bit hard to find, but the local people are glad to help point the way. It's worth the effort.

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TIRANA, ALBANIA
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I think the rock church is unique for how it is built. it raises from the bases of a rock and is built all around it. the acoustic inside the church is very impressive due to the presence of rock all around the structure. It was very interesting and nice to find parts of the Bible written in almost all... More

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Zelenograd, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The stone Church in Helsinki struck me for their architectural design. Built in stone,great work ,extraordinary austere beauty Stands can be viewed from all sides and even climb on the stone in which it is embedded, the magnificent view from the top. Visit this place.

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Vancouver, BC CANADA
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Even if you have had your fill of churches, don't skip this one. It's not just another church! This is a ave that must be experienced.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Too tourist-full, opens too late in the day to support sneaky empty-time visits, in the middle of little else except flats, but a remarkable space that is more like a monument to the strength of the architect's and commissioner's imaginations than any sort of temple. And to think it came a hairsbreadth away from being a standard spire-crowned Lutheran mini-cathedral.... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

wow what an impression, the church inside the rock. usually i am not in churches but this is quite an must in helsinki.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Amazing building not only for believers! Made great church in the rock ... one of a kind! The temple is in the town center. Very easy to reach by tram. Must Be!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Its an easy walk from downtown. From the outside, it is not much to see. From the inside, it is certainly unique, but nothing that special in my opinion. The gift shop across the street has a lot of items, but was more expensive than the market by the port.

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