1. Helsinki: Temppeliaukio Church Entrance Ticket
A venue designed by the the Finnish architect brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen. Well-known for its rough-hewn rock walls, the copper clad ceiling, the narrow skylights that let the light in throughout the year and for the excellent acoustic features. A building like no other in all of Finland and also remarkable in an international perspective. The venue presents a unique sight, an active Lutheran church and a renowned concert venue all in one package. The building materials are the two-billion-year old bedrock on site together with added details in concrete and copper. The religious items together with the majestic organ all represent original Finnish handicraft. When visiting you are not really underground but surrounded by nature in the form of the granite bedrock. Here in the church hall nature meets man in the shape of drilling marks from the construction era and small waterfalls along the walls: melting snow and water which cannot be kept away by man-made constructions. The altar wall consists of a split in the rock dating back to the Ice Age. When you wish to learn more we offer you guided tours also on demand and a small gift shop with unique products for sale. During the summer months it´s recommended that you also pay a visit to the Rock Garden on top of the hill.