All year Mon-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-18.
Closed during weddings, christenings or other church functions.
Adults EUR 4, Children free.
|Light:||electric and natural.|
JUN to AUG Mon-Sat 16.
|Address:||Temppeliaukion kirkko, Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Tel: +358-9-2340-6320. E-mail:|
|As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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|1930s||first plans for a church at the place.|
|1961||architectural competition won by Timo Suomalainen and Tuomo Suomalainen.|
|1968||begin of construction.|
Temppeliaukion kirkko (Temppeliaukio church) is also called the rock church or Church of the Rock as it is a cavern carved from solid rock. The walls are the rugged surface of the rock, with a row of windows on top, covered by the spectacular copper ceiling. As the acoustics are so good inside, the church is also frequently used for concerts. The architects were Timo Suomalainen and Tuomo Suomalainen. Temppeliaukio church has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, so it is often quite crowded during summer.