News and Media from Miki Travel Nordic Portion Denmark/Finland/Norway/Sweden

The Rock Church (Temppeliaukio) / Helsinki

The Temppeliaukio church, most commonly known as the Rock Church, is located in the heart of Helsinki, at the end of Fredrikinkatu.

The church is excavated directly into solid rock. Inside is circular and enclosed by walls of bare rock. The ceiling is a giant disc made of copper wire. Before noon, the sunlight spreads from row of windows surrounding the roof. The combination of natural rock and man-made material in the Rock Church is striking. Because of its special architecture, the church is one of the main attractions in Helsinki.

The church was designed by architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. Construction began in 1968 and was finished a year later in 1969.

TemppeliaukioChurch

Adress: Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki

Opening hours: 9/1-5/31 Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 Sun 11:45-17:00
6/1-8/31 Mon-Sat 10:00-17:45 Sun 11:45-17:45
No visits during services and events.

Similar posts
  • The Nordic Capitals are ideal for hik... All the Nordic countries have a lot of beautiful, quiet nature – often very close to the cities. Helsinki has the Nuuksio National Park, Stockholm has the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Woodland Cemetery, as well as the island Royal Djurgården famous for its many museums, parks, canals and forest paths. Oslo has its own [...]
  • Any good food in Scandinavia? Lots of new restaurants have received stars and mentions in the Michelin guide which were presented this week, and many also kept their previous stars. But that’s not all! The Scandinavian teams have yet again showed that they are among the best in the world during the Culinary Olympics which were held in Stuttgart, also [...]
  • Nordic Christmas markets Now the time is finally here! The autumn leaves have left us and the ground is getting covered with fresh white snow. If you really want to capture the Christmas spirit a visit to one of the many Christmas markets is a great start. The smell of the candied almonds or to drink a cup [...]
  • Midsummer! Today midsummer is celebrated in Sweden and Finland. Midsummer Eve is always on a Friday in the timeframe 19 – 25 th of June and Midsummer Day is the day after (Saturday) Find more information from Midsummer from Swedens youtube channel Glad [...]
  • Helsinki Coffee Festival Saturday 23-24 APRMorning sessions (10am – 2pm)Speaker’s cornerHow to prepare quality coffee at homeLearn from a baristaHow to maintain your coffeemaker cleanProfessional’s tipsCoffee and healthCoffee culture in FinlandBrewed coffee vs. espressoMain stageBrewers Cup’s first, silent round, organised by SCAE Finnish Chapter Afternoon session (2.30pm – 6.30pm)Speaker’s cornerHow to prepare quality coffee at homeLearn from a [...]

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow us on Instagram @miki_nordic

Subscribe to our Newsletter