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Why locals love it
It’s known as the 'rock church', but don’t be misled, as many a tourist has been - it's not Finland's answer to gospel choirs, it’s actually built into a rock. Opened in 1969, it was designed by the brothers Suomalainen (“Finnish” by name and Finnish by nature).
Why you should visit it
The interior of the church is excavated from the rock and allows natural light to enter the rough, exposed rock walls of this naturally resonant acoustical space. One of the most popular architectural attractions in Helsinki, look out for the classical music concerts which are sometimes held here in the summer.
Feel free to wander in and gawk, the congregation is used to it.