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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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Interesting design for a modern church

This church is located about 8 minutes walk from the Kampi metro station. Most all of the wall structure is stone with a roof on the top. It is quite modern looking inside. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This church is located about 8 minutes walk from the Kampi metro station. Most all of the wall structure is stone with a roof on the top. It is quite modern looking inside. The acoustics are great. There was a pianist playing. Unfortunately too full of tourists who can't read the sign: SILENT. So about every 5 minutes someone would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were doing the Rick Steves' self guided walking tour of Helsinki and did not know quite what to expect here but were blown away by the edifice. There was an organist playing which added to the overall experience. One problem was the number of noisy tourists that forgot that they were in a church and had to be shushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went around mid day! A pianist was playing and the acoustics and atmosphere were perfect! A calm and warm place to be in Helsinki! The brass ceiling is incredibly beautiful resembling a huge metal disc perfectly matching with the stone cave like walls! The best place to visit in the town!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in Helsinki and have an hour to spare it is worth visiting this. It is a example of sixties architecture and is worth visiting as the interior of the temple provides a nice view. A part from seeing the church interior and the copper roof there is little else to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is such an unusual building, it is a 'must see' in Helsinki - a church built into rock! Go early in the day or otherwise later, as it does become crowded with tourists. On the day we went there, we scored an added bonus in that a visiting choir from Singapore performed in the church for almost an hour.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

More modern inside than I thought but still an interesting place to visit. Was lovely to be there when the organ was being played. Added to the experience,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It was great to see this unique architectural design again! One of my favourite modern structures which is a hidden gem for architects. The unassuming entrance and outer structure contrasts with the inner dome structure made this an exciting piece of work of arts!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Weird church. You might get something out of it in case you are either into churches or architecture; otherwise, avoid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting architechture. Prepare for the crowds during the high seasons. Very limited parking available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience. Interesting to see how they designed this beautiful church into the natural rock. Obviously popular for weddings as we came there on a Saturday and all the tourist were allowed to enter the facilities after each wedding and enjoy it for 20 minutes each time. The wedding ceremony just gave it more content. A place... More 

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

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