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Temppeliaukio Church (Finnish: Temppeliaukion kirkko, Swedish: Tempelplatsens kyrka) is a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood of Helsinki. The church was designed by architects and brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Built directly into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 – 11:45 AM, 1:45 – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 2:45 PM, 3:45 – 5:00 PM|
Surprisingly, this beautiful church is one of the highlights of my visit to Helsinki. It has a very different interior with Catholic churchs I used to enter in western Europe. I love the serene ambience here, although at some points there was a very noise group of tourists entered the church after me. Thank God they only lingered for 10 minutes ;)
Best place in the whole Helsinki, and I'm not religious. When you go inside this church you feel like you're entering another dimension. Relaxing and astonishing at the same time.
Nice beautiful church in the Rock, very different concept of the church, very well designed. From outside it's just like a rock, within this rock a very different church. Never seen such kind of a church. You can take tram from the city center to the nearest station and then 2 minutes walk to church. Local transportation is very easy in Helsinki, for stations you can always visit HSL website to get itenary, it is very helpful and easy. Great experience about the church, a must visit in Helsinki. Entrance fees is 3 Euro per person.
Unique church build in a piece of rock gives an unforgettable feeling of peace and relaxation. (unless it's crowded by hoards of bad behaving asians, which unfortunately is often the case)
Really nice and really different from most churches you would see! There's an entrance fee. But if you go on Friday after 3pm you get in fro free
Majestic unique interior and splendid acoustics. Doesn’t really feel like in a church, more like a concert hall. I would definitely recommend to go to a concert there. Note that just to check out the interior during the day time will cost you 3€, concerts usually start at 19:00 and the pricing is quite different! And be prepared: there is no toilet.
Always have to visit here when in town as we married here in 1995. It’s a great tourist attraction but will probably only fill half an hour of your time.
Impressive from back to back, I was awed by such structure, anybody visiting Finland should go there. Amen
Beautiful architecture, a sanctuary to just be. Take the hop on hop off ride. Get an entry ticket to go inside. Typically takes an hour or so. Totally worth it. It is one of Helsinki’s gems. Definitely recommend it. Absolutely loved it
Beautiful church cut in the solid rock with relaxing organ music. Free entrance. Not far from the city centre. Popular among tourists, worst visiting place even if you're not much into religion.
Almost nothing to see there. Only if you're interested in religion side of the year object or really love pipe organs.
It was definitely a place to see. Basically a dome but very unique in the construction. You can actually buy tickets on the way to the church or on entry itself. If you buy on the way in you will be able to skip the queues. There are some trinkets to be bought but just to be there is really good enough.
Great place to visit. Can get a little busy. Very comfortable inside the church itself since it is surrounded by rock. It would be a great place to attend service to hear how the voices sound against the rock.
Beautiful construction, and an interesting story. There was music playing as we walked through. You can find stairs that go up to the balcony near the exit. You can also go up on the roof which is also really nice.
Having seen churches in 20 countries, Temppeliaukion is absolutely unique. Set inside a rock face, and underground, it feels rough and special. Then there is the incredible roof, with concentric circles and slats that split sunshine into vertical beams to create a special effect. These is a huge organ, and someone playing the piano when we were there giving a sense for the wonderful acoustics. I wish the tourists were a bit quieter, but that takes nothing away from this must visit church and feel a sense of spirituality (regardless of you faith).
The Rock church is pretty cool. The architecture combining old with modern is very interesting, and it is relatively inexpensive to view inside. I enjoyed visiting the church while in town and recommend seeing it if you're nearby.
This is a neat modern style church built into the side of a rock formation. The aggregate geology is very neat to observe as it contains many colors and patterns from the minerals. The church itself is typical of modern churches. There is a vwry neat copper feature at the top of the church that reflects sunlight in many different ways and colors. A visit is worth the 3 euro admission fee. Touring dies not take pkng, maybe 15-20 minutes.