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Temppeliaukio Church

4.5/5
392 Reviews
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June-August, Monday-Thursday and Saturday 9:30-19:00, Friday 9:30-20:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00, May and September, Monday-Week 6:30-18:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00; October-April, Monday-Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00. Opening hours may vary depending on the service on Sunday morning or other church ceremonies.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki
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Phone: +358-9-23406320

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A refreshing design from the usual European churches/cathedral. This church is carved out from a rock and its unique UFO exterior design is a must see for architecture buffs! Doesn’t take long - about 30mins to explore and right in town.

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  • IMehmet
    IMehmet
    Bucharest
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    Very nice & interesting

    A wonderful church built in rock, with and interesting architecture and pleasant atmosphere. At the entrance, near to the tickets desk, you can find some souvenirs to remind you of your visit. Easy t...

    Reviewed on /Date(1606028734000+0800)/
  • SenoritaErika
    SenoritaErika
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    Church in the rock

    Literally a church.....built into a rock. Incredible. Recommend to go when a service is on rather than when empty.

    Reviewed on /Date(1604059955000+0800)/
  • FiftyFifty5050
    FiftyFifty5050
    Montgomery, Powys
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    Not Quite What I Was Expecting, But ...

    I really wanted to visit the 'Rock' church and we walked up from the centre of the city - a long slow hill but an easy and relaxed stroll - but had somehow expected the church to be in the side of a b...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602832676000+0800)/
  • OliwaVasicek
    OliwaVasicek
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    Stunning and so unique

    This is quite a magical church with spectacular acoustics. I was fortunate to spend some time here with a local choir and it is a very special place.

    Reviewed on /Date(1601499787000+0800)/
  • AdventureDiva
    AdventureDiva
    Manchester, CT
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    Built directly into solid rock

    Located in the Toolo neighborhood of Helsinki, this Lutheran Church was built directly into solid rock. It is a great piece of modern architecture with a copper-lined dome and rock/rubble interior wa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1599003640000+0800)/

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Introduction

Whether your interests lie in music, history, architecture or religion, the Temppeliaukio church offers you a unique opportunity to view a monument unlike any other in the world. The commencement of World War II in 1939 prolonged the development of the structure, which resumed in 1961 with an entirely new concept after the brothers and fellow architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen won the second competition held for the design of this Lutheran church. Built directly into a natural rock formation that is flooded with light through a glazed dome, the church often doubles as a concert hall because the exposed rock walls provide excellent acoustic qualities.
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