Temppeliaukion Kirkko

The Temppeliaukion Kirrko, or Rock Church, was opened in 1969. Hewn out of solid rock in a small park in the centre of Helsinki, the church was built to a design by Timothy and Tuomo Suomalainen. Semi-underground it is lit by above and creates a wonderful spiritual space for quiet contemplation. It seems a very Finnish religious experience, as much about the Earth as about Heaven.