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Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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Address: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
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A fantastic idea and a very interesting space

If you are in the Kamppi area for shopping/dining, do make a point to pop by this place. It does not have to take a lot of time and it is usually open pretty late (for Finland... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Kamppi area for shopping/dining, do make a point to pop by this place. It does not have to take a lot of time and it is usually open pretty late (for Finland). It's a gorgeous and very peaceful space. I don't think of it as a chapel in a traditional sense, maybe because of the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Solace in the hustle and bustle of the city center shopping area... Do not expect much, simplicity in the design is the key!

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The chapel is centrally located and within easy walking distance from the main central railway station. Entrance to the chapel is free. The chapel is made all from wood, and when you enter, there is no windows, so for those that may not like enclosed spaces much without being able to see outside, you may not like it in side.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really easy to get to ... Run errands to or from ... This architectural structure is in the middle of the city, next to shopping, buses, trains, hotels, everything. Its simple beauty feeds the soul and body in a bustling city. Whether it's the proportions, details, textures, light or the silence that occurs internally - the effect is like taking... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

To echo a previous reviewer its "Free and Quiet". Worth a visit and at least in my experience people respect the Silent bit unlike down by the harbour at the Lutheran and Uspenski cathedrals. Not sure why this is number 4 as an attraction but there you go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A tranquil oasis in the middle of the city. Beautiful. Small. Not very comfy benches - perhaps for a reason (so people don't fall asleep...). Definitely worth a visit to unwind and gather ones thoughts.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Imagine the busy center of Helsinki, where you just leave one of the large shopping malls, then you stumble upon this gem in the middle of the city. You go in and the silence touches your soul. After 10 minutes you will leave refreshed and replenished. A piece of the nordic genious.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The interior design was nice and the entrance was free, so no complaints. It is not much action packed into this visit, but who would assume such - it is a church.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This wooden building in a bustling square is actually a mini-chapel. It is open for anyone to go into. Only rule is to be quiet. A very calming place. Remember to look up when you are inside. The ceiling is egg shaped and just glows. If only to escape the cold, or to have a quiet moment on a busy... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The first time you see this massive architectural wonder, you cant help but think its the most amazing coffee cup and perfect location for a nice warm cup, but alas its a church of silence, and it really is amazing to step inside its vacuous echo chamber, church goes might stay a while and do what they need to do.... More 

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