Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki

Kamppi Chapel of Silence
4.5
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
How to get there
  • Kamppi • 4 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 4 min walk
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Popular mentions

4.5
2,903 reviews
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923
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340
Poor
54
Terrible
22

Katarzyna Chojna
289 contributions
Great architecture
Oct 2021 • Friends
It's a beautifully peaceful place in the city center. Perfect for a moment of meditation or just pure relaxelaxation. And the architecture is really spectacular.
Written 23 October 2021
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,617 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2021 • Friends
Immediately one of my favorite spots in Helsinki. Arresting built, great location and fantastic message of peace and recollection
Written 19 October 2021
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Maarit N-K
Finland17 contributions
beautiful place to quiet down
Nov 2020
very beautifully designed Scandinavian house. This building offers space to have a silent moment in the middle of the city center.
Written 7 October 2021
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Laurens H
Delft, The Netherlands28 contributions
Interestingly simple and powerful!
Sep 2021 • Couples
After writing reviews for the main cathedral and the Russian Orthodox brickworks, I wanted to write a nice review about this church. Visit lasted 10 minutes. Welcomed by friendly staff members. Had Bibles in multiple languages. Nice architecture and perfect silence. Would recommend for short, silent visit!
Written 21 September 2021
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Lady Sanna
96 contributions
surprisingly nice
Apr 2021 • Family
We went there with hole family and We sang there and the voice was great. Some how magical. We all liked it
Written 8 August 2021
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Erika
Vastra Frolunda, Sweden13 contributions
Every city should have one
Oct 2020
This was bizarre but extremely uplifting. We were on holiday so already relaxed but I feel every city should have one of these these as the world and modern day pressures can be stressful.
Written 30 October 2020
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK647 contributions
So Serene
Oct 2020
We are a retired, young at heart, couple in our early and mid sixties; I practice my faith but my other half doesn't, but we do share a love of visiting places of worship when abroad, I pray whilst my other half takes beautiful photos, so we reach a balance.

The Chapel of Silence sits on the pavement in Kamppi, next to busy traffic, bustling stores and a huge square; a stunning box of honey coloured wood, somewhere between an egg and a boat shape.

Inside wood predominates, walls that are smooth to the touch, simple pews and lectern, some cushions against the wall, felted to ressemble pebbles and a shallow container containing sand for placing candles.

Everything, as my other half commented, is pared down to the absolute basics to render the silence and peace most important.

You are greeted by members of the ministry team, volunteers I believe, and directed from the vestibule into the chapel.

We were lucky enough to be the only ones in the chapel when we visited and it is absolutely beautiful, no street noise penetrates the walls, the ceiling is high and the silence very comforting, very peaceful.

I sat and prayed, my other half loved it too and I would highly recommend a visit, whether or not you have a belief, the simplicity and beauty won't fail to move you.
Written 16 October 2020
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FrankA2
Barcelona, Spain55 contributions
Meditation in the middle of the city
Sep 2020
You would expect to find a Chapel in the middle of a vibrant commercial area... it is A nice place for meditation or religious contemplation.
Central location, very quiet and peaceful yet easy to access.
Written 26 September 2020
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Cynicoren
Beersheba, Israel2,429 contributions
A place to sit
Sep 2019
The church of silence looks interesting on the outside, but inside it's a rather small space with a few benches, very silent obviously. There's nothing else to do there (even the 4 and 5 star reviews say it), no wall decorations, so you'll probably leave within 10 minutes.
Written 30 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex J
Melbourne, Australia2,208 contributions
An island of tranquility!
Sep 2019
I did not see this on my first visit to Helsinki in 2018, but when I went again in September 2019 with my wife, I made it a point to go there. A wonderful little chapel, very near the main railway station. All made of wood, inside and outside (including the pews). An island of pure tranquility. It is a Lutheran chapel, but people of all faiths (including non-believers!) are most welcome. Worth a visit.
Written 20 August 2020
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  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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