From the oldest one to the modern era
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 7 KM
Price: €60 per person
Start: 10:00 am
Helsinki has so many churches from different eras where you can meditate, join events and concerts, or just marvel at the architectural styles. From the cathedrals that dominate the skyline to many smaller churches scattered around the city, it is possible to find churches for different denominations of Christianity such as the Lutheran, Orthodox and Catholic churches.
This Church Tour is for guests who wants to see the various beautiful cathedrals and churches and to learn about their significance for the Finns. In this tour you will also have the advantage to use the tram system of Helsinki as we need to visit various neighborhoods in the city centre. The tour highlights include The Orthodox and Lutheran Cathedrals, the largest stone church in Finland St.John’s Church and the non-denominational Chapel of Silence.
Typical Itinerary (subject to change according to weather conditions, public holidays, and events): The Helsinki Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church, The Uspenski Cathedral, St. John’s Cathedral, St. Henry’s Cathedral, Mikael Agricola Church, The Old Church, The Rock Church, Töölö Church, Kamppi Chapel
St. John’s Church
With twin towers reaching 75 meters in height and a seating capacity of 2200 people, St. John’s Church is the largest stone church in Finland.
It was designed by Swedish architect Adolf Emil Melander (completed in 1891) and is one of the finest examples of Neogothic style in the country.
Mikael Agricola Church
Mikael Agricola Church is a recognisable part of Helsinki’s silhouette because of its tower. Designed by Lars Sonck, the church was completed in 1935.
Named after Bishop Mikael Agricola, who created the basis for the literary Finnish language, the church is one of the most active churches in Finland.
Also known as “The Chapel of Silence”, Kamppi Chapel is a non-denominational chapel located in Kamppi neighborhood in the city centre.
The chapel is a stunning example of contemporary Finnish wooden architecture and built with birch, spruce, and alder.
Aleksanterinkatu no 9, Paulig Kulma Cafe
6 persons (Please contact me if you wish to have a larger group)
What is included?:
The three-hour church tour
Public transportation ticket valid for 24 hours (bus, tram, train, subway)
Entrance tickets for The Rock Church (Temppeliaukion Kirkko)
What is not included?:
Food and drinks
Things to note:
Please be prepared to walk 5-6 km.
I recommend joining the tour with comfortable (walking) shoes.
Tours are done all year around, rain or shine; please dress according to the weather.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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