Temppeliaukion – The Underground Church


Temppeliaukion is a Lutheran church located in Töölö, one of the districts of Helsinki, in Finland, with a design downright spectacular and intriguing. The church is also known as the Rock Church of Kirkko.

As it shows both outside and inside, this church is very popular and visited every year by millions of tourists from all over the world.

What is quite unusual and definitely distinguishes this church from many others, is that is built entirely underground and has a ceiling made ​​of copper wire.

The church was designed by the architects Timo and Tuomo Suomaleinen, who built a modernist masterpiece, combining different textures, natural materials or materials made ​​by human ingenuity.

Temppeliaukio Kirkko acoustics are tremendous, reason why hosts every year classical music concerts, fascinating millions of people who come to visit this famous church. The extraordinary acoustics is due to the church walls, made ​​of hard stone, carved manually.

The church can accommodate up to 6,000 people, bells being replaced by recordings of bells, the speakers being placed outside the church walls.

Visiting this church will be totally one of the most interesting and exciting experiences, so if you visit Helsinki would be a pity not to visit this beautiful church, which is open all the time.


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