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Temppeliaukio Church
Temppeliaukio Church

Temppeliaukio Church

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Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 23406320
https://temppeliaukionkirkko.fi/
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Whether your interests lie in music, history, architecture or religion, the Temppeliaukio church offers you a unique opportunity to view a monument unlike any other in the world. The commencement of ... Read more
World War II in 1939 prolonged the development of the structure, which resumed in 1961 with an entirely new concept after the brothers and fellow architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen won the second competition held for the design of this Lutheran church. Built directly into a natural rock formation that is flooded with light through a glazed dome, the church often doubles as a concert hall because the exposed rock walls provide excellent acoustic qualities.

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Los Angeles

Great break from the bust city center, but not a break from the crowds. This church is also a bit of a hike from the center as well.

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Copenhagen

Carved out of ancient rock of the Helsinki Peninsula to produce a beautiful interior. Usually used a concert hall due to the acoustics sounds it produces.

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Foster City

Built into solid rock, it is also known as the Church of the Rock and Rock Church. Looks great at night from above with lights on.

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Anchorage

Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran church in the Töölö neighborhood, more commonly known as Rock Church. You'll see why it's called the "Rock Church" when you walk into the church. The interior was excavated and built directly out of solid rock.

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San Francisco
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Also known as the "Rock Church," Temppeliauko was carved within a huge formation of rock. A blend of modern and natural architecture, there's plenty of light within, making it a very lovely place to sit. Of course, it's a tourist attraction, so expect a good amount of people visiting with you.

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Berlin

As its name states, this is a well-lit church built inside a giant piece of granite. The architecture is the most interesting on the inside, which has colorful rock carvings under a sunlit roof.

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Paranaque

Quarried out of the natural bedrock, Temppeliaukio Church is one of Helsinki's most popular tourist attractions. The interior walls are created naturally by the rock. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. Due to its excellent acoustics the church is a popular venue for concerts.

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Los Angeles

Visually compelling, it won't take much time to visit and is well worth it. You will take away some great pictures and a conversation piece that you can use over and over again.

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Lieto

If you ever visit Helsinki...this is a must...This church was designed by architects and brothers and my father's cousins Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969...

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Pittsford

This "Rock" church is worth a quick visit. The building is certainly interesting...It is a contemporary looking design and is carved out of large rock. When we arrived (with a tour group), we thought we were being treated to a concert...What ambiance! Actually, the musician was practicing for a wedding. Our scheduled tour of the church was cut short...We were kicked out because a wedding rehearsal was about to begin.

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Union City

The pictures of the Temppelliauko Church do not do it justice. You really have to see it in person to truly take in the architectural feat of this church.

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Berlin
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Really cool church that was built out of bedrock. It has a coiled copper dome and a light and airy interior despite being technically underground. The downside is the massive amounts of tour buses that come here. If you get here before 11AM, you might just have the place to yourself to take in the beauty without all the chaos of hurried tourism.

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It is a top-five sightseeing in Helsinki.

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United States

Very impressive building. A must see

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Los Angeles

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great

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Cordova

Beautiful interior- definitely worth seeing!

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Trollhattan

Shool journey in High School 1990.

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Miravet

What an architectural marvel, a church completely hewn from rock.

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Copenhagen

Interesting!

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Aliases: Temppeliauko Kirkko, Rock Church

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