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Rock Church, Helsinki

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Known for its striking copper dome, Rock Church has been carved from rock in the heart of the city. Designed by siblings Tim and Tuomo Suomalainen and finished in 1969, this distinctive Lutheran church is directly excavated into rock. Explore the church's interior, which consists of rock and marble walls, with the shining copper dome supported by concrete beams at the top of the structure. Note the light shining in through the skylight on what is commonly called the Church of Rock. Take time to listen to the acoustics, made possible by the church's exposed walls. Rock Church is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Helsinki Edition.
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  • Christians are not a big inspiration, but there's plenty of interest in interior design, and it's interesting. Also the manual for the Korean people have doubts, just admission cost heh heh heh, Richard
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  • Beautiful architecture. Special place, carved out of the rock. Right in the Centre of Helsinki. Entrance €3.
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  • It has been carved inside a rock. So, when it rains outside, the water pours in through the roof. Very peaceful. This church has so much character.  more »
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  • Majestic unique interior and splendid acoustics. Doesn’t really feel like in a church, more like a concert hall. I would definitely recommend to go to a concert there. Note that just to check out the interior during the day time will cost you 3€, concerts usually start at 19:00 and the pricing is quite different! And be prepared: there is no toilet.
  • Surprisingly, this beautiful church is one of the highlights of my visit to Helsinki. It has a very different interior with Catholic churchs I used to enter in western Europe. I love the serene ambience here, although at some points there was a very noise group of tourists entered the church after me. Thank God they only lingered for 10 minutes ;)
  • Always have to visit here when in town as we married here in 1995. It’s a great tourist attraction but will probably only fill half an hour of your time.
  • Best place in the whole Helsinki, and I'm not religious. When you go inside this church you feel like you're entering another dimension. Relaxing and astonishing at the same time.
  • Impressive from back to back, I was awed by such structure, anybody visiting Finland should go there. Amen
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