Photo Mika Lappalainen

Kallio Church

Itäinen Papinkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki

The grey granite Kallio church from 1912 is one of the most prominent landmarks of Helsinki. It is located in the Kallio district, at the end of Helsinki"s longest straight street axis, Unionkatu- Siltasaarenkatu. The church is one of the purest representatives of the Romantic nationalism style in Finland. The church is decorated with Art Nouveau style murals. Acoustically superior, the Kallio church is also one of the most significant concert churches in Finland. The seven German bells in the granite tower play a tune by Jean Sibelius at noon and six o'clock pm.