Announcement:3 April 2022
Site:5.4 acres | 2.2 hectares
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower
Total Floor Area:27,500 square feet | 2,555 square meters
Elevation:572 feet | 175 meters
The Barcelona Spain Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
On November 20, 2023, the official exterior rendering for the Barcelona Spain Temple was released.["Sites Announced for Two New Temples in Latin America," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 20 Nov. 2023.]
On January 9, 2023, the location of the Barcelona Spain Temple was announced as a 5.4-acre site located at the intersection of Avinguda de la Vía Augusta and Avinguda de la Clota in Sant Cugat del Vallès, just north of Barcelona. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 27,500 square feet. An ancillary building of approximately 13,600 square feet with patron housing, an arrival center, and a distribution center will also be built on site.1
On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Barcelona Spain Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. There are more than 61,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ in Spain. This will be Spain’s second temple. The Madrid Spain Temple was dedicated in 1999. The first Spanish Latter-day Saint joined the Church around 1870. The Church was recognized by Spain’s government in 1968 when missionary work officially began in the country. Today, the Church has about 135 congregations in Spain.2
- "Location of Barcelona Spain Temple Announced," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 9 Jan. 2023.
- "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.