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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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Beautiful church with amazing sound

This church is incredible and the sound you will hear in the chapel is amazing. The ceiling is a big speaker which looks like it is made of a big coil of bronze. The natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Nyon, Switzerland
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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This church is incredible and the sound you will hear in the chapel is amazing. The ceiling is a big speaker which looks like it is made of a big coil of bronze. The natural rock mixed with the pipes from the organ, the other metal work, and wood is a work of art and worth a bit of a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was on the Hop On Hop Off tour and this was the the best Hop Off! On,y a pretty quick visit is required, but it's worth the stop.

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Rock Church is an easy, pleasant walk whether from the ferry terminal or from the main shopping area and it is easy to get to by tram. For me this is one of the most beautiful, serene (numinous) churches I have been in. The simplicity of the very complex design and the softness of a granite space. Very different... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, visitors needed to remain quiet. Though the large organs weren't being played during our visit, I would imagine the acoustics here are amazing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Was expecting quite a large old church. Visited in summer time; Nice place; Walked around in a few minute left; That would give you an idea .

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is a big rock that you can walk over. In the center there is a dome that is the church itself. It is pretty basic but with very nice acoustics so it is also used for concerts.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved our visit to this unique church built in & of the natural rock. We were fortunate enough to enjoy the piano being played live & could spend that time reflecting in this special place. The architecture is unlike anything else we have ever seen & we particularly liked the way the natural light floods in & creates... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Quite impressive church built into the rocks with an interesting architecture. Somewhat overcrowded so it's not the spot to contemplate or find time to go into yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

From outside, it's just look like a normal rock cape, once step in you will be amazed with the architecture inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Organized cultural and arts tours naturally take one to churches, because they often represent the best in art and architecture of their time(s). The Rock Church is of recent vintage and, while some may find this extreme, like the Sydney opera house: it gives me hope that homo sapiens can do something other than pollute the planet and otherwise annoy... More 

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