Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

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Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
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Number 32 edit data
Dedicated 14 December 1984 (14 December 1984) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 1.4 acres (0.6 hectares)
Floor area 11,610 sq ft (1,079 m2)
Height 126 ft (38 m)
Preceded by Taipei Taiwan Temple
Followed by Freiberg Germany Temple
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Coordinates: 14°35′0.2004″N 90°29′8.1672″W / 14.583389000°N 90.485602000°W / 14.583389000; -90.485602000 The Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (formerly the Guatemala City Temple) is the 34th constructed and 32nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in Guatemala City, capital city of Guatemala, it was built with a modern six-spire design.


In 1956, while Harold B. Lee (then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve) visited Guatemala City, he felt that it would be a center for Lamanite gatherings and predicted that a temple would be built there.

The LDS Church temple in Guatemala City was announced on April 1, 1981, and dedicated on December 14, 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley. The temple was built on a 1.4-acre (5,700 m2) plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 3 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 11,610 square feet (1,079 m2).

Carmen O'Donnal was the first matron of the temple and was also the first native of Guatemala to be baptized into the LDS Church.[1] Clate W. Mask, Jr. was a former temple president.

In 2011, a second temple in Guatemala, the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, was dedicated by Dieter F. Uchtdorf.[2]

In 2020, the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Satterfield, Rick. "Temple Facts",, 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ Swensen, Jacob. "President Uchtdorf dedicates second LDS temple in Guatemala", Deseret News, 11 December 2011. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
  3. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.