Temppeliaukio Church or Church of the Rock

This is one of the most popular landmarks in Helsinki. Roughly a half a million visit it during a year. Temppeliaukio Church is a Lutheran Church located in the Töölö neighborhood. The church plans were started back in the 1930’s, but due to World War II it delayed construction. The church was finally started in 1968 and opened in 1969. The church is quite unique! It is built into the rock. The church hosts music concerts due to its great natural acoustics.

This has been on my Finland Bucket List and after living here for over a year and half I finally went inside the church back in May with my friend, Jennifer. I had attempted to see the inside before, but there was a wedding so it was closed to the public.

Here are a few pictures of the Church of the Rock.

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Church of the Rock

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2 thoughts on “Temppeliaukio Church or Church of the Rock

  1. Amy, your photos and information on the Church Of The Rock are very interesting! But I am wondering if the church has some kind of roof or is it open air? Would be kind of cold wouldn’t it? I love your travels and the family events with the children. Thanks for taking me along in spirit–and Love, Granny Virginia Munroe

    • Hi Granny Virginia! It actually has very interesting wooden ceiling. I think I put a picture of the ceiling on the post. Glad to hear you are enjoying our posts. Love The Ericksons

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