Tijuana Mexico Temple

The Tijuana Mexico Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Tijuana, México.[4][5] Completed in 2015, the intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 2, 2010, during the church's semi-annual general conference.[6] It is the thirteenth temple built in Mexico.

Tijuana Mexico Temple
Tijuana Mexico Temple 2.jpg
Number 149 edit data
Dedicated 13 December 2015 (13 December 2015) by
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Floor area 33,367 sq ft (3,100 m2)
Preceded by Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Followed by Provo City Center Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 32°29′20.4648″N 116°55′39.198″W / 32.489018000°N 116.92755500°W / 32.489018000; -116.92755500

Temple site and developmentEdit

Construction of the Tijuana Mexico Temple nearly complete

The Tijuana Mexico Temple was constructed in southeastern Tijuana near Cerro Colorado.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held August 18, 2012,[7] with Benjamin De Hoyos presiding and Jose L. Alonso directing.[8][9] A public open house was held from 13–28 November 2015, excluding Sundays. The temple was formally dedicated by Dieter F. Uchtdorf on December 13, 2015.[10] Following its dedication, Clark B. Hinckley, son of former church president Gordon B. Hinckley, served as the temple's first president until 2018.[11]

In 2020, along with all the church's other temples, the Tijuana Mexico Temple was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Taylor, Scott (October 2, 2010), "President Thomas S. Monson opens conference by announcing 5 new temples", Deseret News, retrieved 11 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Se efectúa la palada inicial del Templo de Tijuana", Sala de Prensa: México (Noticia [News Release]) (in Spanish), LDS Church, August 20, 2012, retrieved 2012-11-11
  3. ^ "Late 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-03-13
  4. ^ "Five New Temples Announced", News Release, LDS Church, October 2, 2010, retrieved 2012-11-11
  5. ^ Dibble, Sandra (July 19, 2012), "Mormons plan to add new temple in Tijuana", U-T San Diego, retrieved 2012-11-11
  6. ^ Taylor, Scott. "President Thomas S. Monson opens Mormon conference by announcing 5 new temples", Deseret News, 2 October 2010. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.
  7. ^ Comunidad mormona construirá templo ceremonial regional en Tijuana (in Spanish), Uniradio Informa, 10 August 2012, retrieved 2012-11-11
  8. ^ Johnston, Jerry Earl (August 25, 2012), "Emblem to the community: Temple ground breaking in Tijuana, Mexico", Church News
  9. ^ "Noticia [News Release]", Sala de Prensa: México [Newsroom: Mexico] (in Spanish), SUD [LDS Church], 20 August 2012, retrieved 2012-11-11
  10. ^ "149th Temple in the World Is Dedicated in Tijuana, Mexico: 13th Mormon temple in Mexico", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2015-12-13
  11. ^ "New temple presidents", Church News, April 3, 2015
  12. ^ 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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