Definitely a one-of-a-kind sight, Temppeliaukio Church has been designed to fit in with naturally occurring rock walls, giving it its English nickname, 'Rock Church'. Visitors to Helsinki should not miss out on the beautiful oddity that is Temppeliaukio Church.
Guests of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki can reach Temppeliaukio Church quickly and easily from their accommodation in Helsinki. Just a ten-minute walk from this modern hotel in the Finnish capital, Temppeliaukio should definitely be on the itinerary of any visitor to the city.
Events at Rho Temppeliaukio Church and Temppeliaukio Church City
IFrom the outside, Temppeliaukio Church can seem quite unassuming, as it just looks like an opening in a wall of piled stone. However, the interior reveals a special place of worship with a unique sense of modern Finnish architecture.
Inside, guests will see that the rocky ground itself provides the walls of Temppeliaukio Church, holding above the massive copper-wire dome. Sunlight pours through the windows separating the rock and the dome, setting the stage for the services and classical music concerts regularly held there.
A modern development in the city, Temppeliaukio Church's design comes from Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, who won a competition for the architectural design. Construction finished on the completed Rock Church in 1969, and Temppeliaukio has received a large number of visitors since, both for religious and non-religious reasons.
Visit Tempelliaukio from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki
Found in the Toolo neighbourhood of Helsinki, Tempelliaukio can be reached in just ten minutes from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki. Guests of this Helsinki hotel will be assured of convenience for visiting attractions throughout their stay thanks to its location in the city centre.