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“The Church in the Rock”
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Rock Church
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$71.82*
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Private Guided Helsinki City Tour
Ranked #2 of 278 things to do in Helsinki
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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.
Helsinki
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“The Church in the Rock”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Finnish name of the church is Temppeliaukio but it has been nicknamed "the Rock Church" for the convenience of foreign visitors (tourists). This is an active church and you don't always get in if there is service. It is very popular for weddings on summer Saturdays. They ask you 1 euro for the use of the toilet, which is the only money they get from the tourists, because there is no entrance fee!

Visited September 2013
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“Impressive simplicity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Having visited this church immediately after spending 2 days in St Petersburg it was a joy to experience the impressive simplicity of the Rock Church. For those who say it is nothing compared to other churches is to show that they have no soul. It was a wonderful moving experience

Visited October 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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“A church absolutely like no other”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Shades of "Journey to the Center of the Earth" somehow.....a really novel architectural feat and singular experience. Worth a diversion for a half hour if you find yourself in Helsinki.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was told this was one of the best attractions in town, but at the end of the day it is nothing if compared to oter churces and wonders I have seen in the world. Worth the visit but don't raise your expectations..

Visited September 2013
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“Strangely moving for a hole in the ground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very simple interior but with Ave Maria playing very quietly in the background it creates a very moving experience to sit quietly in contemplation. Visit off-peak if you can to avoid the crowds and enhance the experience.

Visited October 2013
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