Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Barranquilla Colombia Temple

161st dedicated temple in operation
Barranquilla Colombia Temple

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Carrera 30 No. 1-1481
Villa Campestre
Barranquilla, Atlántico
Telephone:  (+57) 5-310-0200


NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


1 October 2011

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

20 February 2016 by Juan A. Uceda

Public Open House: 

3–24 November 2018


9 December 2018 by Dallin H. Oaks

Exterior Finish: 


Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower with an angel Moroni statue

Total Floor Area: 

24,000 square feet  |  2,230 square meters

Temple Locale

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 missionary housing facility.

Temple Facts

The Barranquilla Colombia Temple was the second temple built in Colombia, following the Bogotá Colombia Temple (1999).

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

  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>.

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