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San Salvador El Salvador Temple Wiki

Description

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple is the 135th temple of the Church. It is the fourth temple to be built in Central America and the first in El Salvador

History

Announcement

The temple was first announced on 7 November 2007.

Groundbreaking

On 20 September, ground was broken and the site was dedicated by Don R. Clarke, of the Seventy and president of the church’s Central America Area.

Open House

The public was invited to visit the temple during an open house from Friday, 1 July 2011, until Saturday, 23 July 2011, excluding Sundays.[1]“Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for the San Salvador El Salvador Temple“, Newsroom (News Release), LDS Church, February 9, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15[./ref] Public tours were scheduled for Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. It was reported that 165,790 people toured the temple during the open house. The temple open house included visits from a variety of Salvadoran government and cultural leaders. Almost 200 government officials toured the temple along with 27 representatives from other religions. Hundreds of local business leaders along with some 50 media members were also counted among the visitors.

Cultural Celebration

A cultural celebration was also scheduled in conjunction with the dedication of the temple, featuring music and dance, on Saturday, 20 August 2011.

Dedication

The temple was formally dedicated on Sunday, 21 August 2011, in three sessions. The dedicatory sessions were broadcast to congregations of the Church within the temple district.

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The site for the temple is located at Bulevar Diego de Holguín, Antiguo Cuscatlán, an affluent district southwest of San Salvador. The San Salvador volcano provides a background for the temple grounds and the three-story building.

Located in the affluent Antiguo Cuscatlán district, southwest of San Salvador, the three-story San Salvador El Salvador Temple stands near the Multiplaza Panamericana Mall with the stunning backdrop of the mighty San Salvador volcano, in front of the Roberto d’Aubuisson roundabout at El Espino and El Pedregal Streets in San Salvador. The sacred edifice is surrounded by attractive grounds that offer a calming retreat to all San Salvadorians.

The exterior of the San Salvador El Salvador Temple is Bianco Sienna granite from Brazil. Its design is inspired by Spanish colonial architecture from the region, with prominent arches and conches inside and out. Much of the decoration features the flor de izote, El Salvador’s national flower, and artwork depicts the El Salvadorian countryside. This flower design is highlighted in the art-glass windows and the exterior granite, as well as in the detail of the interior wood, which is genuine mahogany from Honduras and nearby countries. Flooring and interior ornamentation are of limestone from Israel.

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple serves members of the Church throughout the country. Three other temples are located in Central America: Guatemala City, Guatemala (dedicated in 1984); San José, Costa Rica (2000); and Panama City, Panama (2008). Two more temples are under construction — one in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and another in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. This is the only temple in El Salvador.

 

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Sources and Links

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

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