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The Church in the Rock, Helsinki, Finland

 
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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

 
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