Temppeliaukio Church (Church of the Rock) is a Lutheran church situated in Helsinki, Finland. Built directly into solid rock and designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen the church opened in 1969. The church is known for its architecture, having been built out of solid rock and topped by a copper dome with skylights producing plenty of natural light. As well as being a popular place to worship, the church is also used as a concert venue due to its brilliant acoustics.
The church is around a 15-minute walk away from the main train station in the city. The 1 and 2 trams stop close to the church at the ‘Sammonkatu’ stop. The 14, 18, 37, 39, 41 and 42 buses also stop close to the church.
Opening Times and Admission
The opening schedule at the church changes on a weekly basis so it is advised to check their website before you travel. Admission to have a look around the church is set at 3 euros.