Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st dedicated temple in operation; temporarily closed
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AddressCarrera 30 No. 1-1481
Telephone: (+57) 5-310-0200
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)
Announcement:1 October 2011
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:20 February 2016 by Juan A. Uceda
Public Open House:3–24 November 2018
Dedication:9 December 2018 by Dallin H. Oaks
Architectural Features:Single attached end tower with an angel Moroni statue
Total Floor Area:24,000 square feet
The Barranquilla Colombia Temple stands in the picturesque oceanside community of Puerto Colombia across from Colegio Alemán, approximately two kilometers west of Barranquilla proper. The elevated property, located on the highway to Cartagena, commands a beautiful view of the Magdalena River—the largest river in Colombia—and of the ocean. Adjoining the temple is an arrival center and housing facility.
The Barranquilla Colombia Temple was the second temple built in Colombia, following the Bogotá Colombia Temple (1999).
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple took place on Saturday, February 20, 2016, in the 50th anniversary year of the Church in Colombia. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided at the ceremony. It was no coincidence, he explained, that construction of the country's second temple was beginning in that anniversary year. The hand of the Lord is at work. He challenged members to make temple attendance a regular family tradition, to hang photographs of the temple in their homes, and to conduct family history research. In his dedicatory prayer, he asked the Lord's blessings on all who would participate in the temple's construction including government leaders. Following the prayer, Church and civic leaders formally broke ground for the temple. Afterward, many more took the opportunity to turn a shovelful of dirt.1
- "Ground is broken at site of future temple in Barranquilla, Colombia," Church News 20 Feb. 2016, 1 Apr. 2016 <http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648199/Ground-broken-at-site-of-future-temple-in-Barranquilla-Colombia.html>.