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Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Ranked #6 of 149 Attractions in Helsinki
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Saw a diagram about what the church was to be like. Thank goodness they settled for this design. A great sacred place chiseled out of the rock, great architecture!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Most unusual. Blasted into the solid rock. Gives an impression of strength and serenity. Go there for a concert if possible.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It is simply the best it fits in the nature and dose not spoil the centre park ,it is close to the city ,you just have to see it, why not I recommend everyone to visit it,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Pretty from the outside and pretty on the inside. There is very little to do at the church (other than pray!) and younger children may become bored quickly. But it is a very interesting place to see, and worth taking a look at. Beware that depending on the time of day you visit, it can become very busy - lots... More

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

is located in a suburban area of the city, easily accessible by tram. The church is a big rock in the middle of a square. I recommend everyone to visit it, is very impressive. The decorations inside are simple but the shape and rock walls make it very special. Something you don't expect.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice music. Basically just a dome built over a rocky circle. Not worth the walk, but if you are in the area...

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San Jose, California
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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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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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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