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“Review of church” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)

Rock Church (Temppeliaukio Kirkko)
Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
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Helsinki Audio City Tour
Ranked #5 of 129 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from rock and has a stunning copper dome.
Perth, Australia
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“Review of church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was different and unique, and therefore memorable. The acoustic were good, however with so many tourist present the serenity of the ambience was difficult to appreciate. To appreciate go at a later time in the day

Visited June 2014
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“Very unique experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great place to visit, a unique building with an awesome copper clad roof. An easy short excursion while in Helsinki.

Visited August 2014
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“Friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I attended this church while I was in Helsinki, and thought most of the people were very friendly. Plus the architecture was unique and the acoustics of the building made the music sound fantastic!

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“Church or tourist attraction?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was not difficult to find, just follow the crowds or spot the tour buses. This wonderful church was just full of very noisy tourists many of whom I suspect were from cruise ships doing the tourist trail of Helsinki. Sadly many of the visitors, while I was there, seemed to be treating this magnificent church a bit like a theme park attraction rather than a church. A musician was playing but sadly it was almost impossible to hear the music due to the noise, as for a place of peaceful contemplation, don't even try. Even the staff had to use a microphone to ask for silence, not heard that since a visit to the Sistine Chapel many years ago.
Do visit but try to find a quiet time.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome Rock Church!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were on a tour, so time was limited. It is an impressive church, completely carved out of solid rock, having natural acoustics. and colorful.
Be sure to go up on the balcony for a complete view of the church and its pipes. Natural life can be seen coming thru the roof.
Sit down, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the church, along with the quietness (assuming service isn't going).

This is a Must See in Helsinki.

Visited July 2014
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