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Temppeliaukion Church

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"One of the top 3 most famous and must see churches in Helsinki and unique in its design. The plans for this church originate in the 1930s, however it wasn't completed until 1969 under the supervision of Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. The church is literally dug into a large piece of granite and you can see the drill marks on the inside of the church. The granite provides excellent natural acoustics and the church is popular for events and concerts. It also features a copper 'floating' dome which has miles of copper wrapped around it, giving a warmth to the church's interior. This church has an entrance fee of €8 and free entry for Helsinki Card holders, Museum card holders, Helsinki City Pass holders and under-18s. Normal opening hours are from Monday-Saturday 10:00-16:50 (last entry) and Sunday 12-16:50 (last entry) however these may vary due to concerts and religious events. "
"Alright, let me spill the tea on Temppeliaukion Church in Helsinki – it's not your typical house of worship. Imagine a church carved into solid rock. Yes, rock! It's like stepping into Mother Nature's own cathedral. The moment you walk in, the natural light pouring through the copper dome sets the vibe – serene, but with a touch of drama. The acoustics are on point, making concerts here a whole mood. What I love? You can feel the roughness of the rock, like the church is telling stories of time. It's not just a stop for the religiously inclined; it's a jaw-dropping space for anyone who appreciates architecture and a good vibe. Temppeliaukion Church – where the Earth's history meets human creativity. A must-see in Helsinki, hands down! "
"The Temppeliaukio Kirkko, also known as the Church of the Rock, is a Lutheran church in Helsinki, Finland. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, known for its unique architectural style. The church was designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and opened in 1969. The most striking feature of the church is that it's built directly into a granite rock outcrop, with the walls and ceiling consisting of exposed rock. "

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