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Madrid Spain

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Love the grounds at the Madrid Spain Temple. The white marble temple surrounded by red brick terraces creates such a beautiful contrast.

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Plaza Espana Binaural – ramagochi
paisaje sonoro uem-cascada1 – kepalanda
20120609_forest_spring – dobroide

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Madrid Spain Temple Wiki

Description

The Madrid Spain Temple was constructed in built in Moratalaz, a district of Madrid. 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. The temple in Madrid is a highly visible symbol of the church’s presence in Spain.

History

Announcement

A Temple for Spain was announced in 4 April 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley during his closing talk at the Saturday morning session of conference. At that time, then Elder Hinckley was serving as a first councilor to President Ezra T. Benson. The temple was announced almost as an aside as he was describing updates to various other temple construction projects in the works at the time.[1]

Groundbreaking

Ground for the Madrid Spain Temple was broken on 11 June 1996 by then President Gordon B. Hinckley. More than 2,000 people attended the ceremony despite oppressive heat.[2]

Open House

An Open house was held for the Madrid Spain Temple from 20 February to 13 March of 1999. Approximately 44,000 people attended the 7 day open house, an average of 6,256 people per day.

Dedication

President Hinckley dedicated the temple in 11 sessions across a 3 day period from 19 – 21 March 1999.

Lladro Christus

During the dedicatory visit, President Hinckley presented the King and Queen of Spain with a special gift created by well-known Spanish artists: a Lladro 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 President Hinckley at the temple site. One of the five figurines is now on permanent display in the temple foyer.[3]

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

 The Madrid Spain Temple was the 56th temple of the Church. It was the 1st temple in Spain and the 7th temple in Europe. At the time of the Madrid Temple dedication there were 35 temples under construction and another 17 temples announced awaiting groundbreaking.

Temples Under Construction Temples Awaiting Groundbreaking
Guayaquil Ecuador Harrison New York*
Cochobamba Bolicia Monterrey Mexico
Reciefe Brazil Accra Ghana
Halifax Nova Scotia Suva Fiji
Columbus Ohio Kyiv Ukraine
Spokane Washington Montreal Quebec
Bismarck North Dakota Birmingham Alabama
Columbia South Carolina Brisbane Australia
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Montevideo Uruguay
Bogota Columbia Baton Rouge Louisiana
Boston Massachusetts Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Nashville Tennessee Louisville Kentucky
Caracas Venezuela Palmyra New York
Albuquerque New Mexico Copenhagen Denmark
Campinas Brazil Medford Oregon
Houston Texas San Jose Costa Rica
Porto Alegre Brazil Adelaide Australia
Regina Saskatchewan
Colonia Juares
Kona Hawaii
Ciudad Juarez
Fukuoka Japan**
Raleigh North Carolina
St. Paul Minnesotta
Edmonton Alberta
Detroit Michigan
Hermosillo Sonora Mexico
Memphis Tennessee
Tampico Mexico
Merida Mexico
Villahermosa Mexico
Melbourne Australia**
Oaxaca Mexico
Tuxtla Guiterrez Mexico**
Fresno California

 * Temple discontinued. After Dedication of Manhattan Temple it was found to be unneccesary.
** Ground was broken for these temples during the 3 day dedication for the Madrid Temple.

Presidents

TEMPLE PRESIDENT YEARS SERVED
President Wayne L. Gardner 2017–
President Carlos J. Somoza Díaz 2014–2017
President Donald P. Tenney 2011–2014
President Garry K. Moore 2008–2011
President F. Burton Howard 2005–2008
President David W. Doxey 2002–2005
President W. Clive Barney 1999–2002

The Madrid Spain Temple has a total of 45,800 square feet (4,250 m2), four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

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Spires and Moroni

Spire

The Madrid Spain Temple has a single central spire in the center of the temple.

Moroni

Sculptor  Karl Quilter
Version  1982
Placed  14 September 1998
Faces  East South East
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Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Madrid Spain Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

Additional Articles

Construction well under way on Madrid temple – Church News
Gery Avant, Madrid’s Temple Square – Church News
Carolee L. Harmon, Sacred edifice to ‘change lives’ of many in Spain – Church News

 

Sources/Citation

  1. [1]Gordon B. Hinckley, “This Peaceful House of God”, LDS.org, 4 April 1993. 15 June 2017.
  2. [2]“Church News: About the Cover,” Church News, Deseret News, 22 June 1996
  3. [3]Don L. Searle, “Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith”, Ensign: 33, April 1999.

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