Temppeliaukio Church
Temppeliaukio Church
4.5
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 11:45
12:45 - 13:15
14:15 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 13:15
14:15 - 17:00
About
Also known as "Church in the Rock," this modern church is carved from rock and has a stunning copper dome.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
How to get there
  • Kamppi • 7 min walk
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  • Tony and Joy W
    Bridgwater, United Kingdom986 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Interesting Church
    The church is built into the rock and has a copper roof. Entry if 5 Euros per adult and you can stay as long as you want. It is a unique design as the church has been carved into the rock. Inside you are free to take as many photos as you like. There is a church organ on the left hand side of the church and there is also an upstairs balcony area which is good for photos. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from the main shopping area so quite easy to find. The church itself is circular and the light shines down through the skylight and glass areas. Well worth a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 17 June 2023
  • RonSiemens501
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Church visit to take photos
    Beautiful (and different) church easily worth a visit. I started the line to get in at 9:40 and it was worth getting in first, before the immediate rush of tourists. Managed to get off a few shots before anyone else entered.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Linda D
    Camborne, United Kingdom112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Church that is outstanding in design
    We arrived in Helsinki by cruise ship and decided to explore this lovely city on foot. First off was this unique Church. It was very easy to reach from the Market Square near where our Shuttle had dropped us. What a beautiful place this Church is, even full of tourists it is a calm peaceful place. The organ is just beautiful , unique in its construction. Unlike other Churches this one is so sparse, and that is what gives it its beauty. The simple alter and font are just beautiful. Certainly a must see when in Helsinki.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 July 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Uniquely Designed Church
    The church with all its architectural grandiose, seem embedded underground, hence some call it the “rock church “ . What’s worth noticing is the minimalist design and acoustics stability inside. You feel like you’re in a library. Go up the stairs for a better panoramic view. Outside , the exterior looks very plain and simple.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • T K
    Limerick, Ireland411 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique
    What an architectural feat. You can go upstairs into the gallery for better photo opportunities. They probably need to be a little firm with some tourists though because they seem to be getting tours that swell the place up and some jump in front of people taking photos or if they are reading but it is still an interesting place to visit regardless.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • nidriks
    Dorset, United Kingdom168 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A church whose name I couldn't pronounce carved into rock.
    It's quite spectacular really, a church carved into a rock. You can see all the patterns in the rock. There's a whole part of the wall that looks like quartz. I could be wrong. To be fair, the roof, made of copper, was as much a sight. It was just €5 to enter and has piano music playing. I'm no expert on acoustics. The church is said to be perfect for that and the music did sound nice. It was also a lovely cool place to relax after a warm day wandering around Helsinki.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Markus
    Helsinki, Finland16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most unique churches in the whole world
    The church is quite new, as it was built at the end of the 60s. The whole church is dug into Helsinki's natural and really old bedrock. In the church, the bedrock is not hidden and can be seen in many different elements. You can even see traces of excavations on the walls of the church when the it was being built. The roof of the church is a big dome, which is very impressive both from the inside and outside. Definitely a truly unique church worth seeing.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Brittany_11_10
    Los Angeles, California1,714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique church
    Pretty cool and unique church, being built into/under the rocks and all. Walking on the "roof" (or more like the walls?) outside is nice too. Is this a must-see in Helsinki? I'm not sure. But if you're into churches, in the area, or into unique places, this is probably for you. It's easy to walk to from the harbor. Also, there's a playground on the backside of the church, so it's a great place for families with little ones.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Werner W
    Zurich, Switzerland901 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A special place in a special church
    We found this place during our first trip to Helsinki. This is a special place and a special church. Not sure who had the idea to bild a church inside a rock. From the inside it looks stylish. Rock, coper and wood is a nice combination.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Tim Laitila
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Rock and Copper Church
    This amazing church is just one block away from where my best friends live. I went many times by myself for the concerts. The stone walls, altar and roof are gorgeous. Acoustics are wonderful, for organ, piano, orchestra or choirs. You can easily walk to this church from everywhere in downtown Helsinki.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 September 2023
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Angeliki_Lambrou
Greece34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
Truly is a beautiful modern church which is design and built in a truly unorthodox way.

The finishing and fit outs were beautifully matching the interior of the church with many modern art deco pieces.

The size and the construction of the pipe organ is truly outstanding as well. Please stay around to listen to the acoustics in the church if you have the chance to visit a concert, performance or just to listen to the church organ.

Excellent example of Finnish architecture
Written 22 May 2024
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TheBurgers
Brookmans Park, UK1,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A wonderful church and incredible that it was built into solid rock - incredible architecture both inside and out, a great feat of engineering.

The acoustics are suppose to be excellent and so would look to attend a concert here. There is an entrance fee of 8 euros per person which was worth it.
Written 14 May 2024
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PF2UK
London, UK238 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was truly a biblical experience as the church was overwhelmed by a plague of human locusts from cruise ships (special thanks to Holland America cruise line). The building is remarkable but it is so swarming with people it’s downright unpleasant to visit. Maybe better to pretend you’re a devout Christian and visit during a service.
Written 13 May 2024
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barlow832
Swadlincote, UK157 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Very poor value for the 8 Euro entrance fee. Spent all of 10 mins there sat on a pew and took a photo. Very underwhelming. Not even a toilet.
Written 14 April 2024
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kfj1972
Oakland, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Very peaceful, beautiful. Managed to time my visit with an organ practice/concert and the sound was amazing. Something to see but without the organ playing would have been a very short visit.
Written 27 March 2024
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Kai C
Half Moon Bay, CA1,255 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Stumbled upon it while wandering about the city. Slightly gimmicky but its unusualness makes you recollect. I wish they'd be more explicit and open about this being a Christian (!) church.
Written 14 March 2024
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John G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great point to see the best od the country, becouse we had a fantastic time where we were happy here.
Written 1 January 2024
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A church built into the rock rather than in top of it.

Kind of unique.

Not as elaborate as most churches bur very interesting due to architecture and construction in the rock.

Definitely worth a visit.
Written 27 December 2023
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eclectic_eels
Singapore, Singapore438 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We visited this church today. Slightly underwhelming for the Catholic used to churches having a crucifix and bells. Architecturally astounding though. An entrance fee is required.
Written 5 December 2023
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Adam Jones
Beijing, China190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Interesting church carved out of bedrock. It was built by two brother architects in the 1960s and is famed for its acoustics. It’s a bit expensive to go in (8 euros) in my opinion, but an interesting church nonetheless. It’s actually quite small, that is why the price seems a bit steep for me for what you get.
Written 28 November 2023
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