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Helsinki Sights

Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Temple Square Church)

  • Lutherinkatu 3 Map It
  • Töölö
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/16/2012

Fodor's Review

Topped with a copper dome, the church looks like a half-buried spaceship from the outside. It's really a modern Lutheran church carved into the rock outcrops below. The sun shines in from above, illuminating a stunning interior with birch pews, modern pipe organ, and cavernous walls. Ecumenical and Lutheran services in various languages are held throughout the week.

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Lutherinkatu 3, Helsinki, 00100, Finland

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  • Mon.–Thurs. 10–8; Fri. and Sat. 10–5:45; Sun. 11:45–5:45; closed during weddings, concerts, and services

Updated 11/16/2012


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Jun 8, 2005

Disappointing - 06/08/05

It is amazing that a church can be made out of rock that was blasted away. However, the church is just ordinary inside. The review that I read made the church nicer than it really is. While this is a marvel of modern architecture, don't have high expectations of a when visiting this sight. One plus is there is no admission charge

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