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What to See

As the capital of Finland, Helsinki offers lots to see for visitors of all ages in any season of the year. The city is famous for its architecture and art.
Most of the cultural attractions are within easy walking distance of one another: the Senate Square, the “Rock” Church, the Ateneum…

Churches & Cemeteries

"The Rock Church" - Temppeliaukio Church

The Lutheran Rock Church is an amazing building in Helsinki. It was designed by the brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and was consecrated in 1969. The Church was excavated directly into solid rock. Natural light brightens the inside through 180 glasses between the dome and the wall. The Rock Church has over 500 000 visitors in a year. Opening hours according to activities.

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Address: Lutherinkatu 3, 00100 HELSINKI
Phone: + 358 9 2340 6320

Helsinki Cathedral

The Cathedral on the northern side of the Senate Square of Helsinki is the stage of national festive services in Finland. The Lutheran Church is one of the most popular tourist sights in the city. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki.

Open hours
Every day 9.00-6.00 June–August 9.00-24.00

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Address: Unioninkatu 29, 00170 HELSINKI
Phone: + 358 9 2340 6120

Hietaniemi Cemeteries

In Hietaniemi on the western side of Helsinki is a world wide unique cemetery complex of different faiths. It is divided into four parts - a Lutheran cemetery, an Orthodox one, a Jewish and an Islamic one.

The Lutheran Hietaniemi Cemetery is the most famous cemetery in Finland. Many notable Finn, Presidents, architects, artists, actors and actresses are buried there. The graveyard was opened in 1829.

Right next to the Hietaranta Beach The Cemetery is also beautifull and peacefull place to relax.

 

Presidents of Finland buried at Hietaniemi Cemetery

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (1867-1951) Block U41 Square of Hero

Lauri Kristian Relander (1883-1942) Block U28 Line 2

Risto Ryti (1889-1956) Block U25 Line 13

Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870-1956) Block U26 Line 2

Urho Kekkonen (1900-1986) Block U25 Line 13

 

Other well known Finns buried at Hietaniemi Cemetery

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) architect

Rut Bryk (1916-1999) ceramic artist

Carl Ludvig Engel (1778-1840) architect

Kaj Franck (1911-1989) designer

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931) painter

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) writer

Eero Järnefelt (1863-1937) painter

Armi Ratia (1912-1979) textile artist

Essi Renvall (1911-1979) sculptor

Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) designer

Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) painter

Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) painter

Heikki Siren (1918-2013) architect

Kaija Siren (1920-2001) architect

Mika Waltari (1908-1979) writer

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) designer

 Hietaniemi map in finnish >

Address: Hietaniemenkatu 20 , 00100 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 2340 2800

International Evangelical Church In Finland

Who we are
The International Evangelical Church (IEC) is an interdenominational congregation established in 1976. We provide a spiritual home for Christians from all nations, churches and culture to worship and serve in the English language.The IEC believes together with the Christian Church the faith expressed in the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. We welcome as members all baptised Christians who acknowledge Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.

Source The International Evangelical Churc (IEC)

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Address: Ruoholahdenkatu 16, 00180 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 586 8770

Kamppi Chapel of Silence

Kamppi Chapel of Silence is located in a corner of the Narinkka Square, close the entrance of the Kamppi shopping centre. The Chapel is intended to be just a place where people can have a moment of silence. It offers an opportunity to calm down in the busiest area in Finland. The Chapel is open every day from morning till night for silent moments.

Open hours
Mo to Fri 8 am – 8 pm Sa and Sun 10 am – 6 pm

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Address: Simonkatu 7, 00100 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 2340 2018

Karuna Church - Seurasaari Island

The Karuna Church situated on the beautiful green Seurasaari island was built in 1685 in village of Karuna near city of Turku on the west coast of Finland. It was moved to Helsinki in 1912. The Church is one of the oldest buildings in the city.

The Karuna Church is one of the most popular churches in Helsinki for summer weddings.

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Address: Seurasaari, 00250 HELSINKI

St Henry's Cathedral

St. Henry´s Cathedral, the Catholic Cathedral in Helsinki, is dedicated to Henry, Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden. The Church was constructed between 1858 and 1860. The architecture of the church is Gothic revival. The Catholic Church in Finland is formed by only one Diocese, that of Helsinki.

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Address: Pyhän Henrikin aukio 1, 00140 Helsinki
Phone: + 358 9 612 9470

The German Church

The German Church of Helsinki was completed in 1864 and it was designed in the Neo-Gothic style by Harald Bosse and C.J. von Heideken. As well as the Karuna Church in the Seurasaari outdoor museum on Seurasaari island The German Church is very popular wedding church in Helsinki.

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Address: Unioninkatu 1, 00130 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 6869 8510

The Old Church - Vanha Kirkko

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Address: Lönnrotinkatu 6, 00120 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 2340 6128

The Uspenski Cathedral

The Orthodox Uspenski Cathedral was designed by the Russian architect Aleksey M. Gornostaev. It was completed in 1868. The cathedral, managed by the Orthodox parish in Helsinki, has 13 gilt domes, depicting Christ and the 12 Apostles.

Opening times

3.6-29.8.2014

Tue - Fri 9.30 am - 8 pm
Sat 10 am - 3 pm
Sun 12 noon - 3 pm
Mon closed

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Address: Kanavakatu 1, 00160 HELSINKI
Phone: +358 9 5845 9635
http://www.helsinginkirkot.fi/en/other-churches