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Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

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Known for its striking copper dome, Temppeliaukio Church has been carved from rock in the heart of the city. Designed by siblings Tim and Tuomo Suomalainen and finished in 1969, this distinctive Lutheran church is directly excavated into rock. Explore the church's interior, which consists of rock and marble walls, with the shining copper dome supported by concrete beams at the top of the structure. Note the light shining in through the skylight on what is commonly called the Church of Rock. Take time to listen to the acoustics, made possible by the church's exposed walls. Temppeliaukio Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • This is the best place that I visited out of my two days trip to Helsinki. Rocky walls and metallic looking ceiling makes the difference to ones we normally go as church. We are lucky to witness.....  more
    This is the best place that I visited out of my two days trip to Helsinki. Rocky walls and metallic looking ceiling makes the difference to ones we normally go as church. We are lucky to witness.....  more »
  • A very special place, hidden away in the rocks. Special feeling and light inside. Very reasonable entry price. A thing to do in Helsinki 
    A very special place, hidden away in the rocks. Special feeling and light inside. Very reasonable entry price. A thing to do in Helsinki  more »
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  • This is a cool church! Neat idea to build it into the rock. Great symbolism there. The architecture and build out is really cool! The ceiling is sweet. Admission was around $6 USD. Always find it odd to charge admission vs request for donations as a church, it does make me question the reason for building it…but obviously there are operating costs. I’d say it was still worth the expense because the building is that unique. There are multiple souvenir shops on the wall up the hill.
  • Not sure what I expected, but was vaguely disappointed. It is pretty utilitarian and being carved out of rock had quite a chill feeling. Worth a visit but don't believe all the hype.

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