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The Church in the rock

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In the centre of the city Töölö is a unique Church in the rock. Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen built it in 1969. Inner space of the temple carved into the rock. Dome of glass and copper rests on the wall-rocks. Inner surface of the dome is made of copper plates stacked in a spiral, that creates the illusion of a very high arch, although the distance from floor to top point is 12 meters. The Church building has excellent acoustics. Here are held concerts of organ and violin music.