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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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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We caught the No. 2 tram from Senate Square out to the Rock Church for E3 each for travel within the hour. The driver was so helpful & chatted to us & told us where we needed to get off & then where to go. It was only a short walk. From the outside it's very disappointing, but inside it's... More

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NEW HOPE
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a one of a kind structure that is worth seeing for a few minutes as you tour Helsinki. Built into a rock formation, the church is very interesting in its architectural design.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The rock church is not located near the main turistic attractions in Helsinki, but this temple has an impressive architeture that it is worth to be visited. It is located in a quite neighborhood and it is one of the stops if you take the hop on/off bus.

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mumbai
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Have never seen a church of this sort. The church is carved out of a rock! Its pretty huge, with lovely pink seats and a huge spectacular golden dome. Its very modern, and nothing like any traditional church in terms of architecture. An absolute must-see in Helsinki

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Built into the rock, with fantastic copper dome. Very basic otherwise. Prayer cards in dozens of languages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Loved the church. Amazing construction . Very open to all cultures & religions as per available brochures would definitely recommend.

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Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

When I first read about the Rock Church I thought it was located outside of the city of Helsinki but it's actually located right downtown. It's a very unique church and is certainly worth seeing as it is basically chiseled out of pure granite and domed with an interesting combination of aluminium and copper. The church is free to enter... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Unique church built in to the rocks. Free admission. It closes for 45 minutes every couple hours. Best to check the opening/closing times. There were quite a lot of tourists but it wasn't mobbed. Worth a quick visit as a tourist attraction, longer for a spiritual one.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Blasted out of solid rock and now with a domed " eco" roof this " underground" church is well worth a visit.Organ pipes are a feature of one wall, natural granite glitters from the others, and the roof is embellished with what looks like a copper dome, but is in fact miles of coiled copper wire to enhance the acoustics.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had heard about it and the story is interesting and the church itself is interesting but don't expect to spend a lot of time there

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