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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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San Jose, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This church is an interesting destination. Yes, it is quarried out of a rock outcropping, with a copper/glass ceiling. Yes, it's pretty simple. Yes, there are a lot of tourist. With all that, I found it interesting to visit from an aesthetic perspective. And it's free.

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farnham common
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Rock Church is breath taking. It is remarkable in so many ways not only for its architecture, innovation and design but its pure structure and a magnificent refuge of peace and fulfillment but clearly Christianities challenge to all that has gone wayward in the modern world. Entrance through the low strung lintel immediately embraces all ones senses. A true... More

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Paris
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The interior of the church is amazing. it's an one of a kind architecture that you don't see everywhere.

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Harlech
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There is absolutely nothing to see worth talking about here. It is simply a church situated in a SHALLOW quarry, with a roof made of copper. There are no interior features to mention at all. And yet, what I found most disturbing was the recorded music and the hoards of people taking pictures of... themselves. It did indeed look more... More

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

So inventively designed. A must-see. Could do without the plinky-plonky muzak, but a key part of any visit to Helsinki.

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Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Worth to see and If you are lucky listen there to concerts. Acoustics will be great, we havent dont it but our local friend recommended it to us.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is truly a one-of-a-kind place of worship. Huge cathedrals and dome towers are a dime a dozen, but the "Church in the Rock" is truly unique and awe-inspiring. This Lutheran church is built inside a massive block of granite rock. Its rock walls make for excellent acoustics that a lot of classical concerts are also being held here. A... More

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Seinajoki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This church is one of the top attractions in Helsinki. It´s unique church inside the rock. The idea of this church came by architecture contest in 60´s. The church is impressive, take your time and have a seat. You can feel that you are part of the nature. At the same time, mind to look after you personal things like... More

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Hørsholm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I got the impression that this church was a must see in Helsinki. It's not as large as I expected and seems more like a tourist attraction. A quick look is fine if you have a lot of time and have seen other, more interesting attractions in the city.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We eventually found this church but too late to see inside. It is a bit tricky trying to find out the opening times, so check before you go. It takes 15-20 minute to walk from the city. We walked up on the rock above the church and saw the dome which must act as a sky light. A disappointing trip....next... More

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