Temppeliaukion kirkko

Temppeliaukio Church

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Location: Töölö, Helsinki
Open: All year Mon-Sat 10-18, Sun 12-18.
Closed during weddings, christenings or other church functions.
Fee: Adults EUR 4, Children free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: electric and natural.
Dimension: Seats 750.
Guided tours: JUN to AUG Mon-Sat 16.
V=500,000/a [2019]
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Address: Temppeliaukion kirkko, Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 Helsinki, Tel: +358-9-2340-6320. E-mail:
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1930s first plans for a church at the place.
1961 architectural competition won by Timo Suomalainen and Tuomo Suomalainen.
1968 beginning of construction.
1969 inaugurated.


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.