Church of the Rock

Helsinki, Finland

The Temppeliaukion Church, also known as the Rock Church or Church of the Rock, is one of Helsinki’s most popular sites. Built directly into the natural granite rock, this church and concert venue has excellent acoustics and is one of the most unique structures in all of Finland.

St. John's Church

Helsinki, Finland

Built in the late 19th century, St. John's Church is the largest stone church in Finland based on seating capacity (2,600 people). This church is renowned for having excellent acoustics, and is often used for large concerts, events, and services.

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki, Finland

Located in the center of Helsinki at the Senate Square, this neoclassical-style cathedral is one of the city's most distinctive landmarks. Built in 1830 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia, the church was formerly known as St. Nicholas' Church until Finland declared independence from Russia in 1917. It's a fabulous venue, and a must-see on any Finnish performance tour.

Riga Cathedral

Riga, Latvia

Riga Cathedral, the centerpiece of Latvia’s capital city, was built in the early 13th century in the Romanesque style. It is the largest place of worship in the Baltics, with walls two meters thick. Riga Cathedral also has one of the biggest organs in Europe (6,718 pipes!). It was such a marvel in its day that Franz Liszt composed a piece of music in its honor.

Great Guild Hall

Riga, Latvia

The Great Guild Hall, one of the oldest and buildings in Riga, is located in the center of the Old Town of Riga. The history of the building dates back to the 14th century, when the Guild of German merchants held its meetings here. The building is not only a historical monument, but also the home of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (LNSO) and a lively meeting place for lovers of classical music.

St. Peter's Church

Riga, Latvia

The tallest church in Riga, St. Peter's Church provides breathtaking views of the red roofs of Old Town, Riga Bay, and much more. Built in 1209, you can still see many incredible design elements including the original wooden altar, renovated stone and wooden epitaphs, and the original statue of Knight Roland (which was previously located in Town Hall Square).

Estonian National Museum

Tartu, Estonia

This modern building, internationally recognized for its architecture, was completed in 2016. The vision of the architects was to re-use a former military base, a physically present 'ruin' of a painful history, giving it a new meaning that inspires hope. The National Museum becomes a continuation of the airfield – its roof lifting and expanding towards 'infinite space'.

Estonian Academy of Music

Tallinn, Estonia

The Concert and Theatre House of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is a world-class concert and performance center located in the heart of Tallinn. The Academy is a vibrant music school attracting music students from around the country to further their studies in music, give performances, and share their knowledge in a beautiful setting in Tallinn.

Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

This neoclassical imposing building is a symbol of Estonia’s political and cultural power. Traditionally, the most festive events are held here, including receptions of Estonian Presidents and New Years Eve celebrations. No other hall in Estonia can compete with Estonia Concert Hall in combining history with flexibility and beauty with adaptability. The Hall promotes its own Concert Season of prestigious visiting artists as well as being home to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.