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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ANTONIO MARTINS (6 months ago)
Nice temple. Very peacefull place....
Happy Journey (6 months ago)
Ok
Taher khan (7 months ago)
Nice place
Denis Kosh (8 months ago)
Fantastic place. Curious, even ominous design and nice atmosphere. Never heard of it, glad I found it.
B MTS (10 months ago)
quiet and beautiful place.
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