Rock Church Helsinki
Temppeliaukio Kirkko - or the Rock Church - is a Lutheran church in the centre of Helsinki that welcomes not just its congregation of worshippers but more than half a million tourists every year.
Opened in 1969, the Rock church is a very modern building with a circular copper dome ceiling and rock hewn walls that are much admired by fans of modern architecture. As well as being a place of worship and a popular tourist attraction, the Rock Church is often used as a venue for live music concerts as its rock walls have given the church note-worthy acoustics.
Getting to the Rock Church Helsinki
The Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel, Helsinki in the city centre is just an 18 minute walk or 5 minute taxi-ride from the Rock Church so it is conveniently placed for guests looking to explore Helsinki's must-visit attractions. This hotel is also a thirty minute walk from Uspenskin Katedraali, another of Helsinki's most-visited holy places.
What to see at the Rock Church Helsinki
- The underside of the copper ceiling dome
- The specially designed copper church organ
- Views across Helsinki from the balcony where visitors can see out from the roof's glazed panels