Kallio Church

Helsinki, Finland

The spectacular Kallio church, designed by Lars Sonck and built in 1908–1912, represents the Finnish national romantic school of architecture, as well as a change to Art Nouveau. The bells of the tower play a melody composed by Jean Sibelius. Inside the church are numerous interesting details such as a crucifix and relief made by sculptor Hannes Autere.

In the beginning of independent Finland Tolstoyan movement took the church as their base and proclaimed pacifism there. During World War II the church tower was one of Helsinki's air control points. In good weather, you can see Estonia from the tower.


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Founded: 1908-1912
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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Putri Dumadi (3 months ago)
Nothing special particularly But it’s one of the oldest church at the Hel-city and a landmark So if you nearby (citybox hotel) just worth the walk uphill a bit to visit
Lara Doty (7 months ago)
Unusual experience in Kallio church to see Helsinki City from the very top of church Tower.
Maarit Liljendahl (7 months ago)
A beautiful Art Nouveaux style church, designed by architect Lars Sonck. Both my parents are buried in the Columbarium. Their name plagues are on the remembrance wall where you can bring flowers and light a candle.
shivangi sachdeva (8 months ago)
Church is peaceful as it should be. Must try the cafe as they have freshly baked breads and brownies.
Arif Ahmed (10 months ago)
This was a nice view from outside. Went near the place and turns out it is church. Need to walk up the hill and would not recommend for certain person. The church was closed so did not go there inside.
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