Temppeliaukio Church

Helsinki, Finland

Quarried out of the natural bedrock, The Temppeliaukio church is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city; half a million people visit it annually. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. The interior was excavated and built into the rock but is bathed in natural light entering through the glazed dome. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

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Founded: 1969
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Laura Suchopová (21 days ago)
It never happened to me, I came in and the ambience totally hit me! I have never seen church with so strong ambience and it looks amazing! I totally recommend it. It is easy to find and the tram stop is max 3min by walk. They organize piano concerts and you can find postcards with quotes written in many languages.
Prashant Gaikwad (26 days ago)
God loves you, When he says, 'I am making all things new', He means everything you included..... Peaceful and positive vibes, Rare and old vantage copper roof church.
Hans van Dijk (29 days ago)
I consider this to be the most beautiful church in the world. The setting is unique, being located in a rock. And the ceiling is brilliant - I just keep looking at it. Definitely worth a visit when in Helsinki.
Pritesh Dhawle (2 months ago)
Beautiful church with a unique interior. If you are lucky you will see an professional orchestra practicing and singing prayer. The church is beautiful. The entrance is free if you have Helsinki card. As a tourist 20 mins is good enough time to spend here. There are few souvenir shops near the church.
In Transition (3 months ago)
It is a really good place to visit if you are a music lover you will have different shows and they are really amazing. Ask them when they happen. I should say I was lucky enough to see that. The guy played climate change music and was amazing. It as his own composition. The whole church is completely carved out of the rock. The entrance fee is 3€ for adults and free for children. You can buy blueberry sweets inside. Overall I gave 4 because it was just a good church carved out of rock but still its only for who does prayer I think.
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