Mexico City Mexico Temple

The Mexico City Mexico Temple (formerly the Mexico City Temple) is the 28th constructed and 26th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Mexico City Mexico Temple
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Mexico City Mexico Temple
Dedication2 December 1983, by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site7 acres (2.8 ha)
Floor area116,642 sq ft (10,836.4 m2)
Height152 ft (46 m)
Official websiteNews & images
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Additional information
Announced3 April 1976
Groundbreaking25 November 1979, by Boyd K. Packer
Open house9–19 November 1983
20 October – 8 November 2008
Rededicated16 November 2008, by Thomas S. Monson
September 13, 2015, by Henry B. Eyring
Designed byEmil B. Fetzer
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Geographic coordinates19°27′57.25799″N 99°5′12.31439″W / 19.4659049972°N 99.0867539972°W / 19.4659049972; -99.0867539972
Exterior finishWhite cast stone
Temple designModern adaptation of ancient Mayan architecture
Ordinance rooms4 (Movie, stationary rooms)
Sealing rooms11
Clothing rentalYes
Visitors' centerYes
NotesThe Mexico City Mexico Temple was closed March 30, 2007 for renovations[2][3] and was rededicated Sunday, 16 November 2008.[4] The temple was again closed in early 2014 for renovations.[3] A public open house was held from Friday, 14 August 2015, through Saturday, 5 September 2015, excluding Sundays.[5] The temple was rededicated on Sunday, September 13, 2015.[6]

It is located in the north-eastern part of the Mexican capital, Mexico City. The architecture is influenced by the Mayan Revival style, and includes both Aztec and Mayan elements. It is the largest temple outside the United States.[7]


The Mexico City Temple was announced on April 3, 1976, and dedicated on December 2, 1983 by Gordon B. Hinckley, a counselor in the church's First Presidency. The temple was built on a 7-acre (28,000 m2) plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 11 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 116,642 square feet (10,836.4 m2). It was the first Latter-day Saint temple built in Mexico.

When it was designed few temples featured an angel Moroni. It is one of only 5 temples that have an angel Moroni symbolically holding a record of the ancient peoples in America in the form of gold plates.[8] A visitors' center was included in the original design, with similar architectural features and a statue of Christ that can be experienced up close. The grounds are designed with a water display in front, a garden, and are decorated with traditional Mexican plants.[9]

When the temple was built it was property of the Mexican government bound under a law that stipulated all religious buildings should be open to all.[10] However, the Mexican government made an exception to the law to allow the church's normal practice of only allowing members with temple recommends to enter the building.[10] In 1992, Mexican law was reformed and ownership of the building was transferred to the church.[10]

The temple closed March 30, 2007 for renovations that were expected to take up to 14 months.[2] Renovations were completed and the church conducted guided tours of the temple from October 20 through November 8, 2008. Church president Thomas S. Monson rededicated the temple on November 16, 2008.[11] The temple was again closed for renovations in early 2014.[3] A public open house was held from 14 August through 5 September of 2015, excluding Sundays. The temple was rededicated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 by Henry B. Eyring, a counselor in the First Presidency.

See alsoEdit

Temples in Mexico
Red = Operating
Blue = Under construction
Yellow = Announced
Black = Closed for renovation



  1. ^ After being closed again for renovation in 2014, a rededication took place on Sunday, 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mexico City Mexico Temple,, retrieved 2012-10-07
  3. ^ a b c "México City México Temple",, LDS Church, retrieved 2012-10-07
  4. ^ "Mexico City Temple Opens Its Doors to the Public", Newsroom (News Story), LDS Church, 2008-10-16, retrieved 2012-10-07
  5. ^ "Late 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-03-13
  6. ^ "Mexico City Temple Is Rededicated", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-09-13
  7. ^ "The Largest Temples". 13 July 2020.
  8. ^ "See stunning photos of Mexico's 13 temples". 2022-05-05. Retrieved 2022-11-28.
  9. ^ Mexico City Mexico Temple,, retrieved 2022-11-19
  10. ^ a b c Cooper, Rex Eugene; De Olarte, Moroni Spencer Hernández (2020). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico. pp. 369–395. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-52616-0_13. ISBN 978-3-030-52615-3. S2CID 229260677. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  11. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "Live frugally, Mormons urged", The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 2009. Retrieved on 27 March 2020.

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