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Address: Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358-9-49-46-98
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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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It's worth stopping here when you take the hop-on hop-off bus although, be warned, the entrance is a 300 metre uphill walk from the bus stop. The design is stunning although I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's worth stopping here when you take the hop-on hop-off bus although, be warned, the entrance is a 300 metre uphill walk from the bus stop. The design is stunning although I thought the pews rather spoilt the overall effect. Probably time to refurbish the fittings. The music being played during our visit was very pleasant and relaxing. There is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I did not think this building was awe inspiring architecturally. I think it is gimmicky to get the tourists to visit yet another church. Over-rated and over crowded.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Possibly the only beautiful piece of architecture from the 60's I have ever seen! Go to the upper level for a panoramic view of the interior.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This church is really unusual building. Nice to see. I believe that it has good acoustics and that is very nice to get married there.

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Only two factors affecting this experience: 1) stone cutters/maintenance workers drowning out the recital music 2) hordes of tour groups who didn't understand the meaning of "ssssshhhhhhh". Don't go expecting serenity, go to experience the unique church cut out of raw rock. The visit itself is worth your time.

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Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

On walking tour of Helsinki, this worth the time. Very calm feeling inside. Cannot see much from outside, it is built into the rock. Under renovation July 2015. Just go in to contemplate.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church, but the music they played as background music annoyed me: some sort of new-age, just "too beautiful" piano music... The beauty of this very special church is much more enjoyed in silence...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is one church with a difference and has to be seen, it's so different to walk through the entrance and into the rock, the atmosphere was lovely to see the light shinning through all around from above, there are stairs where you can view from above, I would imagine the acoustics would be amazing to hear with the organ... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you didn't know it was there, you might struggle to find it among the back streets. From the outside not very imposing, but it's set into the rock so it seems much larger once you go inside. Only the dome protrudes above street level. This is a modern Lutheran church carved out of the rock, and has a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

worth a stop. It is interesting to see the work that went into the construction. When we went, the exterior was covered in scaffolding making it difficutl to see. There was a large tour group in front of us that also made it difficult, but we got the main idea.

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Address: Address: Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358-9-49-46-98
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Kampinmalmi

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