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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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  • It is a shame that this temple decided to impose an entrance fee. It is so far from universality of Christianism, the Christian symbol of the House with open doors to anybody. No money : no access... 
    It is a shame that this temple decided to impose an entrance fee. It is so far from universality of Christianism, the Christian symbol of the House with open doors to anybody. No money : no access...  more »
  • Let me start by saying this church is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! Truly a unique church set in stone! The architecture is breathtaking and masterful at capturing the eyes and creating a serene experience... 
    Let me start by saying this church is ABSOLUTELY beautiful! Truly a unique church set in stone! The architecture is breathtaking and masterful at capturing the eyes and creating a serene experience...  more »
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  • Fantastic architecture. The vision of the architects to develop this was light years in advance of the period in time. Would be a fabulous place to hear some music or a concert. A religious service must be very atmospheric. Loved it. Only a short amount of time needed for this visit.
  • 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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