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Mexico City LDS Temple

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The Mexico City LDS Temple (officially named the Mexico City Mexico Temple) in northeast Mexico City was dedicated in 1983. Designed in the style of an ancient Mayan temple, it is the largest LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) temple outside the United States.

History

Mormons believe that after Christ rose from the dead in Jerusalem, he appeared to the ancient inhabitants of the Americas, including the Mayans.

Construction on the Mexico City Mexico Temple began on November 25, 1979. After completion, a public open house was held from November 9-19, 1983, to allow non-Mormons to tour the temple. The temple was dedicated on December 2, 1983, by Gordon B. Hinckley, becoming the 26th operating Mormon temple worldwide.

What to See

The Mexico City Mormon Temple stands on 7 acres in the northeast area of Mexico City near the airport. The building is made of white cast stone and inspired by ancient Mayan temple architecture. The central tower is topped with a gilded statue of the angel Moroni blowing his trumpet, a typical feature of Mormon temples.

Inside the temple, there are four ordinance rooms and 11 sealing rooms, covering a total area of 116,642 square feet. It is the largest LDS temple outside the United States.

Only Mormons with a temple recommend may enter the temple, but an onsite visitor's center is open to the public and provides information on how "Jesus Christ visited the ancient inhabitants of the Americas after His Resurrection."

Quick Facts on Mexico City LDS Temple

Site Information
Names:Mexico City LDS Temple; Mexico City Mexico Temple (official), Mexico City D.F. Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mormon Temple
City:Mexico City
Country:Mexico
Categories:Temples
Faiths:Mormonism
Feat:Largest
Styles:Neo-Gothic
Dates:December 2, 1983
Status:active
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Mexico City, Mexico
Coordinates:19.465806° N, 99.086672° W  (view on Google Maps)
Website:www.lds.org
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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References

  1. Mexico City Temple Opens Its Doors to the Public - LDS Newsroom
  2. Mexico City Mexico Temple Facts - LDS Newsroom
  3. Mexico City D.F., Mexico Temple - George And Audrey DeLange

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Title:Mexico City LDS Temple
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/28/2009
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