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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.


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.

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