Mexico City Mexico Temple

Mexico City Mexico Temple
Number 26 edit data
Dedicated 2 December 1983 (2 December 1983) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 7 acres (2.8 hectares)
Floor area 116,642 sq ft (10,836 m2)
Height 152 ft (46 m)
Preceded by Papeete Tahiti Temple
Followed by Boise Idaho Temple
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced 3 April 1976
Groundbreaking 25 November 1979 by
Boyd K. Packer
Open House 9–19 November 1983
20 October – 8 November 2008
Rededicated 16 November 2008[1] by
Thomas S. Monson
Designed by Emil B. Fetzer
Location Avenida 510 no. 90
Colonia San Juan de Aragón
Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Exterior finish White cast stone
Temple design Modern adaptation of ancient Mayan architecture
Ordinance rooms 4 (Movie, stationary sessions)
Sealing rooms 11
Clothing rental Yes
Cafeteria Full
Visitors' center Yes
Notes The 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]

Coordinates: 19°27′57.25799″N 99°5′12.31439″W / 19.4659049972°N 99.0867539972°W / 19.4659049972; -99.0867539972 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).

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.


The Mexico City Temple was announced on April 3, 1976, and dedicated on December 2, 1983 by Gordon B. Hinckley. 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 of thirteen[7] Latter-day Saint temples built in Mexico.

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. Thomas S. Monson rededicated the temple on Sunday, November 16, 2008.[8] The temple was again closed for renovations in early 2014.[3] A public open house was held from Friday, 14 August 2015, through Saturday, 5 September 2015, excluding Sundays. The temple was rededicated on Sunday, September 13, 2015 by Henry B. Eyring.

See also


  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 thirteenth, the Tijuana Mexico Temple was scheduled to be dedicated on December 13, 2015.
  8. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "Live frugally, Mormons urged", The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 2009. Retrieved on 27 March 2020.