Cuernavaca Mexico Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 October 2022
Site:5.36 acres | 2.2 hectares
Total Floor Area:19,000 square feet | 1,765 square meters
Elevation:5,158 feet | 1,572 meters
The Cuernavaca Mexico Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Cuernavaca Mexico Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On January 16, 2024, the location of the Cuernavaca Mexico Temple was announced as a 5.36-acre site located southeast of the intersection of Calle Hernán Cortes and Calle Santa Prisca in the Colonia Vista Hermosa neighborhood of Cuernavaca. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 19,000 square feet.1
On October 2, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Cuernavaca Mexico Temple at the October 2022 General Conference. Cuernavaca is about 50 miles south of Mexico City. It is the capital and largest city in the state of Morelos. In the 19th century, the city was nicknamed "the city of eternal spring" by German scientist and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt. About 350,000 people live in the historical city. It is a favorite vacation spot of many residents of Mexico City due to its closeness and mild climate. Nearly 1.5 million church members live in Mexico.2
- "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.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 18 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Oct. 2022.