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Why locals love it

The scenery from Helsinki Center to Kallio is dominated by a gray granite Church that sits on a hill. Kallio's Church was designed by architect Lars Sonck and built between 1908-1912. It represents a national romantic style combined with art nouveau influences. The altar has a crucifix sculpted by the sculptor Hannes Autere.

Why you should visit it

The floor plan is a classic Latin cross, surrounded by a park-like area with stairs and terraces. The Church is one of the recognized Helsinki landmarks, building is 65 meters high and the top of the cross is 94 meters above sea level. There are seven church bells in the tower, that play the melody in which was composed by Jean Sibelius in 1911.

Special tip

Chorale Melody by Jean Sibelius is still played daily by four church bells, between 12 and 18 o'clock.

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