travelgrove Travel Tips
 

The Church in the Rock, Helsinki, Finland

 
00
    
Legend
  • Sightseeing travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 3.3mi
papillon's pictureby papillon Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 2nd of November, 2010
The Finnish have a knack for coming up with original ideas, even when it comes to something as traditional as churches. The Church in the Rock (Temppeliaukion kirkko in Finnish) is a simple but atmospheric church literally carved out  of a big chunk of rock.

From the outside, Temppeliaukion looks anything but a church, and it rather resembles a UFO prop out of 60's sci-fi movies. The inside of the church is also very non-traditional, especially since the wall behind the altar is actually a slab of volcanic rock. Naturally, this church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Helsinki, and if you have a time, go to a concert - the church has amazing acoustics!

Address:
00100 Helsinki, Finland

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue and Thu-Fri 10am-8pm; Wed 10am-6:30pm
Sat 10am-6pm

 
Serena Water Amusement ParkManala Restaurant
 
 
 
Sightseeing
tips

Recent travel tips for Helsinki

  • Hohtogolf West Coast
    If you like mini-golf but you would like to try something different, here's a golf course with twist. Hohtogolf West Coast is a glow in the dark minigolf course, with enough special effects to fill a second rate horror movie. Hohtogolf [...]
    D: 5.3mi00
  • Museum of Cultures
    Normally when you visit a country, you want to go to museums that will help you learn more about that country, but obviously there are exceptions to this rule. One such example is the Museum of Cultures in Helsinki, where you can discover [...]
    D: 3.5mi00
  • Kappeli Restaurant
    Traditional Finnish foods are one of the things you must try when visiting Helsinki, especially since reindeer dishes are hard to find in other countries. For some tasty traditional dishes, check out Kappeli, a cozy restaurant with [...]
    D: 3.9mi00
  • Arlan sauna
    Visiting Helsinki without going to a public sauna is almost unthinkable. The only place where you can enjoy the genuine sauna experience is at one of the old public saunas, and in addition to the cultural experience, it is a great way to [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • Heureka Science Centre
    If you have kids who are interested in science, or if you are a science geek yourself, you will definitely love the Heureka Science Museum. Unlike many regular science museum, this one has not only displays and explanations about various [...]
    D: 4mi00

Things about Helsinki you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Helsinki Sights

Helsinki is one of the most beautiful locations in the world both from a natural and an architectural standpoint, making the sights in this wonderful Finnish city truly spectacular to behold.  As far as natural sights are concerned, it starts with the islands that are located around Helsinki’s downtown core.  Islands such as Suomenlinna, Seurasaari and Korkesaari are part of the archipelago [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Bern, Switzerland
The Fastnacht(or in 'bärndütsch' fasnacht) is one of the bigest event in this muliticultural country, irrespectively of different...
Night Life & Entertainment: 'Fastnacht'

Carcassonne, France
If you are close, you should take a look at the impressing Castel at Carcassone. It also offers a great view over the city.
History & Culture: Catharian castle

 

Henley On Thames, United Kingdom
Make sure you have a whole day for the amazing River and Rowing Museum if you are in Henley on Themes or in the area. It is very large and has many...
Outdoors Activities: For the Whole Family

Manali, India
Hotels in Manali - Hotel Him View, a name that is famous as a Hotel By River Side in manali near club house, hotels in manali, manali hotels,...
Outdoors Activities: Budget hotels in manali

 

Tripoli, Libya
Badiatravel Inbound Agency based in Tripoli
Sightseeing: Badiatravel

Gujranwala, Pakistan
WE ARE RIGHTLY PROUD OF HAVING DISTINCTION TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE K2 BASE CAMP TRACK FROM HUSHE SIDE. AS BEING THE FIRST PAKISTANI GROUP WE...
General: TREK ADVENTURE SOCIETY GUJRAWALA

 

Malmo, Sweden
Lilla Torg is Malmo's nicest square. It is part of the old downtown and there are a lot of great pubs and restaurants there. All the buildings...
Night Life & Entertainment: Lilla Torg

Miami, Florida
This Azul Restaurant has got the best wine list of all Miami, but their cuisine is just not up to the standard. Not to mention their food is...
Food: Azul Restaurant in Miami

 

Nashville, Tennessee
A historic landmark of Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium is a beautiful building with great acoustics. Though the fee for the guided tour is not so...
History & Culture: Ryman Auditorium

Zermatt, Switzerland
If you like wandering throught the nature combined with climbing, you should definitely go to Zermatt. There is also an special railway,...
Outdoors Activities: Mountains and nature

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*