Madrid Spain Temple

Coordinates: 40°24′0.323999″N 3°37′53.68800″W / 40.40008999972°N 3.6315800000°W / 40.40008999972; -3.6315800000 The Madrid Spain Temple is the 56th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Madrid Spain Temple
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Number 56 edit data
Dedicated 19 March 1999 (19 March 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares)
Floor area 45,800 sq ft (4,250 m2)
Preceded by Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
Followed by Bogotá Colombia Temple
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced 4 April 1993
Groundbreaking 11 June 1996 by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Open House 20 February – 13 March 1999
Designed by Arquitechior Langdon, SA.
Location Calle del Templo no. 2
Madrid
Spain
Exterior finish Italian Camaro Marble
Temple design Classic modern, single-spire design
Ordinance rooms 4 (Movie, stationary sessions)
Sealing rooms 4
Clothing rental Yes
Cafeteria Full
Visitors' center No

This temple is the centerpiece of a complex built on more than 3 acres (1.2 ha) of land which includes a missionary training center, an institute, temple patron housing, a distribution center, a Family History Center, and underground parking.

HistoryEdit

The Madrid Spain Temple, built in the Pavones neighborhood of Moratalaz, a district of Madrid, was announced in 1993.

The temple in Madrid is a highly visible symbol of the church's presence in Spain. During the open house, over 100,000 community members and government officials toured the temple, including King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley went to Spain to dedicate the Madrid Spain Temple and had his third visit with the King and Queen. During the visit, Hinckley presented them with a special gift created by well-known Spanish artists: a Lladró figurine of the Christus, modeled after the original by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Jose Lladro, president of the Lladro Company, had personally delivered the first five issues of the figurine to Hinckley at the temple site. One of the five figurines is now on permanent display in the temple foyer.[1]

Hinckley dedicated the temple on 19 March 1999. The Madrid Spain Temple has a total of 45,800 square feet (4,250 m2), four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

In 2020, the Madrid Spain Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Searle, Don L. (April 1999), "Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith", Ensign: 33
  2. ^ 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.

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