Temppeliaukio Church

Otherwise aptly known as the Church in the Rock, this is an astonishing construction. In the 1960s a round hole was scoured out of Helsinki's bedrock, rimmed with a rough wall made of the quarried stone, then covered by a glass and copper dome. The walls of the interior have been left as raw rock and stone, to powerful and moving effect. Designed by brothers Tino and Tuomo Soumalainen, the church was completed in 1969.

The acoustics are exceptional, and so it is often used as a venue for concerts. The semi-concealed entrance is to the west of the building.

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