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


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Cobán Guatemala Temple

193rd dedicated temple in operation
Cobán Guatemala Temple

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Address

4ª. Avenida 4-48 Zona 8
Barrio Bella Vista
Cobán, Alta Verapaz
Guatemala

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
Patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

5 October 2019

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

14 November 2020 by Brian K. Taylor

Public Open House: 

25 April–11 May 2024

Dedication: 

9 June 2024 by Dale G. Renlund

Site: 

5.4 acres  |  2.2 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

8,800 square feet  |  818 square meters

Elevation: 

4,346 feet  |  1,325 meters

Temple Facts

The Cobán Guatemala Temple was the third temple built in Guatemala.


Temple History

Announcement

On October 5, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cobán Guatemala Temple at the 189th Semiannual General Conference.1

Site

On May 25, 2020, the location of the Cobán Guatemala Temple was announced. The temple would be constructed in the southeastern section of the city on property adjacent to the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward.2

Temple Rendering

On May 25, 2020, the official exterior rendering of the Cobán Guatemala Temple was released. The temple would be a single-level building of approximately 8,800 square feet. Plans also called for a temple patron housing facility to be constructed behind the temple.

Groundbreaking

Elder Brian K. Taylor, president of the Central America Area, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cobán Guatemala Temple on November 14, 2020. Located in the highlands of central Guatemala, Cobán will be the third city in Guatemala to have a temple. The nation's fourth temple has been announced for an unknown location in the Guatemala City metropolitan area. The 5.4-acre site for the 8,800-square-foot temple is adjacent to an existing meetinghouse in Barrio Bella Vista. Plans call for a patron housing facility and meetinghouse to also be constructed on site. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Taylor prayed, "Wilt Thou accept our offering and may Thy grace and presence abide here and in our lives always is our humble prayer and earnest petition." The recorded ceremony will be broadcast this evening at 6:00 p.m. CST. 3

Open House and Dedication

A public open house for the Cobán Guatemala Temple was held Thursday, April 25, through Saturday, May 11, excluding Sundays. Before the public open house, a media day was held on Monday, April 22, and tours for invited guests were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the temple in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, June 9, 2024.4


  1. "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.
  2. "See What the New Temples in Guatemala and Japan Will Look Like," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 May 2020.
  3. "Church Breaks Ground for Cobán Guatemala Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 14 Nov. 2020.
  4. "Open House and Dedication Dates for Temples in Guatemala, Argentina and Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 16 Jan. 2024.