Temppeliaukio Church

During my recent visits to Helsinki, I have visited several of this city’s amazing attractions and this one particularly intrigued me. A church built into the rock (aka Church of the Rock) is a great piece of original architecture.

Staying near this site has allowed me to see Helsinki in all seasons and for great events. Winter and snow, spring freshness, summer sun, and New Year fireworks. Temppeliaukion Kirkka (Temppeliaukio Church) was built in the late 1960s and holds a large glass dome which on many occasions has held concerts, weddings and large events. A main stay of Helsinki’s attractions, it is definitely worth a visit!

Visitors and residents regularly walk across the rocks and surroundings of the church with snowmen and sledges in winter and sunbathing seen in summer. Not far from Helsinki centre, the Parliament Building and Helsinki Natural History Museum (the one with the big bronze moose standing outside!), Temppeliaukio Church is an easy, cool place to visit. There’s even a great little camera shop nearby on Sammonkatu for any emergency retro camera or film needs.

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