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

  • Hietaniemi Beach
    Helsinki is seldom associated with beaches, but in summer the temperature is high enough to allow people to tan for a bit and splash about in the water. Hietaniemi Beach is very popular with the locals in the summer months and while it [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Sibelius Monument
    Sibelius is probably the most famous Finnish composer of classical music, and even if you don't particularly like his works, the monument dedicated to him is worth visiting. It is one of the most famous monuments in the city, and it has [...]
    D: 3.2mi00
  • Kahvila Suomi
    Helsinki is not a cheap city when it comes to food, so if you are on a budget, your choices are mostly limited to fast food chains. However, there is the occasional Finnish eatery that serves decent food at decent prices, where you can fill [...]
    D: 4.2mi00
  • Arctic Icebar
    If you want a place to chill out (literally), a freezing evening at the Arctic Icebar will prove to be an interesting experience. While temperature in bars is usually high enough to allow people to wear more or less revealing clothes, at [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • Uspenski Cathedral
    In Finland, the Orthodox church doesn't have many followers, but despite that, there are some pretty amazing Orthodox churches in the city. The best example is Uspenski Cathedral, a majestic building with a Russian-style dome. In Fact, [...]
    D: 4.1mi00

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

Odense, Denmark
I find very interesting the Odense International Film Festival, I hope to have time to visit it soon. In case you want to know more about it: ...
History & Culture: The Odense International Film Festival

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Pedro Sánchez (On the way to Miches): If you are headed to Miches in the Dominican Republic, take time to stop off in Pedro Sanchez, a rural...
Outdoors Activities: Pedro Sanchez

 

Luxor, Egypt
The building s the mortuary temple of the first known female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, who reigned in the 15th century BC. She was one of the most...
History & Culture: Hatshepsut Temple

Athens, Greece
This is a great park in the center of Athens there is a fun Park that lets you get away from the chaotic city for a while. It's good to know that...
Outdoors Activities: City Park

 

Kalamata, Greece
If you want to have a little beach break, just stop there and camp in the woods near the beach! Go there by train or car.
Outdoors Activities: Beach Break

Ratnagiri, India
Here at Mazo Konkan! we’re very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed Sub-Division / Website which goes live today and is located...
General: Ganpatipule - Mazo Konkan's sub-division launch!

 

Rotterdam, Netherlands
The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk are world heritage sites since 1997.This wonderful group of buildings is a reminder of the more than 10,000...
General: The 19 windmills of Kinderdijk

Mamaia, Romania
Mamaia is one of the best points of atraction on the Black Sea Beach on the Romanian teritory. The principal point of atraction in Mamaia is the...
General: Aqua Magic, Mamaia

 

Fort Worth, Texas
Dedicated to preserve a little bit of Texas history, log cabins from various locations around the country were disassembled and reassembled in an...
History & Culture: Log Cabin Village

Malibu, California
Zuma Beach is just great. Though, you have to get there early if you want to get a parking place, traffic is killing sometimes. Zuma by the way...
Beaches : Zuma Beach

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*