Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Recent News Articles
- January 14, 2024 – ‘Prophecy has been and is being fulfilled’: Elder Christofferson dedicates Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
- January 14, 2024 – Elder Christofferson dedicates the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
- January 13, 2024 – Peru’s Lima to become 3rd city — 1st outside of Utah — to have 2 dedicated temples
- November 6, 2023 – See first images inside, outside of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, the Church’s 2nd in the metro area
- November 6, 2023 – Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Opens to the Media
- June 26, 2023 – Dedication and Open House Dates Announced for Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Elder Christofferson Dedicates the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple today. It is the second temple to be constructed in Lima and the fourth in Peru. "It is a privilege to participate in the dedication of the Los Olivos Temple," said Elder Christofferson, "but more importantly, it is what happens after the dedication, the activity of worthy members in the temple, for their own benefit and the benefit of their ancestors, for the benefit of all." The temple is located on a 2.5-acre plot on the northern side of Lima.
Media Event Held for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
The first official tours of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple were held today following a media event presented by the Area presidency and representatives from Church headquarters. The temple is located on Avenida Eloy Espinoza in the San Martín de Porres District of Lima. Public tours will be offered daily, except for Sundays, from Friday, November 10 through Saturday, December 9, 2023. Tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. The program includes a video presentation and a guided tour of the temple interior. Lima is the first city outside of the United States and the third city in the world to have two temples within its boundaries.
Opening Dates Announced for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
The First Presidency has announced that the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, January 14, 2024, in two sessions broadcast at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. PET by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. A public open house will begin on Friday, November 10, and continue through Saturday, December 9, 2023, excluding Sundays. A media day will be held on Monday, November 6, with tours for invited guests following from Tuesday, November 7, through Thursday, November 9.
Elder Andersen Visits the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
During a recent ministry visit to South America, Elder Neil L. Andersen posed for a photograph with numerous Church leaders on the grounds of the beautiful Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple—the city's second temple. Construction of this house of the Lord has been completed, and an open house committee has been formed. An official announcement of the open house and dedication dates is anticipated shortly.
Terraced Entrance to the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
The landscaped approach from the street to the main entrance of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple is divided into four terraces connected by staircases. Each terrace features two-toned pavers laid in a mix of patterns and accented by planter boxes holding palm trees or other foliage. The temple complex is in the final stages of construction, and members eagerly await an announcement of the open house and dedication dates.
Landscaping the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Grounds
Fresh landscaping is being planted on the grounds of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, which is in the final stages of construction. The dark green grass and plants stand out against the light-toned mulch and building exteriors. The finish work on the interior of the temple is creating a heavenly atmosphere for the ordinance work that will take place there.
Service Project Near the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
On Saturday, November 26, volunteers from the Lima Perú Palao Stake participated in a service project at the park located behind the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Participants removed brush, stones, garbage, and weeds from areas that will later be planted with grass, flowers, and trees. The activity supported a full renovation of the park being carried out by the San Martín de Porres District.
Lighting the Exterior of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Members in Lima have been captivated in recent evenings by the beauty of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The exterior lighting system has been installed, and technicians are testing and making adjustments to properly illuminate the building. The light reflects beautifully off the shiny stone exterior, and interior light fixtures backlight the colorful stained glass. It is the second temple to be constructed in the Lima Metro.
Permanent Fencing for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Completed
A wide view of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple complex shows no remnant of the former blue construction barrier that surrounded the property, having been replaced with a permanent wrought-iron and concrete fence. Only touch-ups to the rear fence remain to be done, and the rear park strip has been filled with grass sod around the trees. The temple will be the second in the city of Lima and the fourth in the country of Peru. A sixth Peruvian temple was recently announced for the city of Chiclayo.
Park Strip Improvements Behind the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Concrete crews have completed improvements to the sidewalk and park strip behind the rear wall of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Evenly spaced trees have been planted in the strip with more landscaping yet to come. Stained glass is being installed in the windows while finish work continues on the interior. The temple will be the fourth in Peru. A fifth was recently announced for the city of Cusco, the main gateway city to Machu Picchu.
Helping Hands at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
A Helping Hands volunteer group composed largely of full-time missionaries participated in a service project to clean and revitalize the park behind the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Glaziers are fitting stained glass into the windows of the temple, and crews are installing the ornamental fence around the temple grounds. A Peruvian flag flies over the main windows on the rear side of the building.
Landscaping the Park Strip Behind the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
A park strip that runs along the rear wall of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple grounds is being torn out and prepared for new landscaping while finish work continues on the interiors of the temple and housing facilities. Ground was broken for the temple three years ago in June 2019, but full-scale construction did not begin for almost a year. It is the second temple to be built in Lima, which boasts a population of nearly 10 million people. It will serve members in the northern sections of the city.
Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Patron Housing Facility
A beautiful white two-story patron housing facility stands west of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple in northern Lima. On the other side of the temple, a coordinating building has been constructed for temple missionaries. Crews are currently focused on finishing the interiors of the temple and housing buildings and on landscaping the grounds. Much of the hardscape is already in place including the square planters and palm trees around the entrance plaza.
Exterior of Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Completed
Stone cladding of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple has been completed, and the scaffolding has been removed. The light gray granite is almost white under the bright Peruvian sun, coordinating beautifully with the two housing buildings on either side. The colorful gardens that ornament the park behind the temple are the perfect complement and extension to the temple grounds.
Inscription Stones Installed at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
The inscription stones for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple have been lifted into place above the second-story windows. The sacred words remind patrons that they are entering a place of holiness—even the House of the Lord. Six royal palms line the pathway to the entrance of the temple. The trees are protected by concrete planters and are being braced by support stakes while they establish deeper root systems.
Cladding of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Completed
Cladding of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple in ornamented stone has been completed. An intricate lined pattern is featured on the facade between the first and second floor windows. The location of the inscription stones, just beneath the tower, is currently covered. Members are organized into 48 stakes in the Lima metropolitan area. A second temple in the city will help alleviate demands on the 36-year-old Lima Peru Temple.
Cladding the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple in Stone
Stone cladding of the exterior walls of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple is well underway. The lintel stones above the window openings feature highly detailed ornamentation. On the grounds, the palm trees that flank the entrance plaza have been planted in individual planter boxes. Temporary windows are being installed in the temple and the ancillary building, and the tower has been wrapped in a vapor barrier.
Enclosing the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Construction crews are enclosing the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple to allow work on the interior to move forward. Sheathing board is enclosing the tower while temporary windows are being installed in the body of the temple. Mechanical equipment has been installed in the utility yard, and rooftop equipment is appearing on the missionary housing facility.
An Artistic View of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
A lovely community park, known as Palao Park, sits directly behind the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. It is covered in a variety of trees, shrubs, and cactus plants. The park and the temple site beautifully complement each other: the park being an extension of the temple grounds, and the temple bringing peace and beauty to the park with its inspiring architecture and hallowed atmosphere.
Framing the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Tower
Framing is progressing on the boxy tower that sits at the center of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple including the five window openings found on each side. The underground parking garage has been covered with a concrete roof slab that is currently being used for staging but will later be incorporated into the landscaping. Inside the temple and housing buildings, crews are roughing in utilities and installing systems for heating and cooling.
Progress at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site
The site of a former institute building and meetinghouse has given rise to a new complex of religious buildings under construction, anchored by the beautiful Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. On the southeast side of the temple, the concrete frame for the missionary housing facility has been erected, and walls for the utility yard have been installed in the eastern corner of the property. Scaffolding has been removed from the square tower that sits over the center of the temple.
A Glimpse Through the Gate at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Glancing through the entrance gate at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple construction site provides a glimpse of the beautiful concrete structure for the temple, which will feature several narrow art glass windows in the later stages of construction. Concrete has also been poured for the on-site housing facilities that stand on either side of the temple.
Tower Walls Going Up for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Scaffolding surrounds the newly poured tower walls atop the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The temple will have a flat-roofed, windowed tower rising over the center, similar to the Laie Hawaii Temple. Underground parking and a patron housing facility will be located on the northwest side of the temple, while housing for temple missionaries and a grounds building will stand on the southeast side.
Preparing for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Tower
Crews are already making preparations for the flat-roofed tower that will top the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Over the past two months, the walls for the foundation and the entire main body of the temple have been poured. Rebar is being set for the tower, and some of the parapet walls have appeared. The general contractor has estimated the execution time of the project to be 28 months.
Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Rapidly Rising
Watch a video of the current construction activity at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, located in the northern section of Lima. We catch a side view of the temple including a row of seven window openings on the first floor. Work is well underway on pouring the walls for the second floor. Crew members are setting rebar near the front edge of the property for the substructure of the complex.
Walls Rising for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Concrete laborers at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple are moving swiftly to erect the structural walls of the temple, beginning with the foundation and moving to the main floor. The second floor and a central tower are yet to be built. Plenty of work remains below grade around the foundation of the temple, including the construction of underground water cisterns and a parking garage.
Building the Substructure for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Following a delay of several months after last year's groundbreaking ceremony, construction of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple is now well underway, beginning with the temple foundation and underground parking facility. The site has been excavated to the underground level and will later be backfilled, creating a raised platform for the temple. Two tower cranes have been installed on site to aid in hoisting heavy construction materials.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Elder Enrique R. Falabella, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided this afternoon over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. He said the groundbreaking would be an occasion never to be forgotten. "There is something special in the temples. As we spend more time in the Lord's house, our life will have greater meaning," he said. Lima will become the first city outside of the United States to have two temples.
Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site Cleared
The site of the future Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple has been cleared, and volunteers will begin this week to assemble the structures and set the chairs needed for Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony. After three months of work, demolition of the institute building and meetinghouse that formerly occupied the site was completed last month.
Buildings Come Down at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site
The final remnants of the Lima North Institute of Religion building can be seen rising above the walls that surround the future site of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The institute building and an adjoining meetinghouse were both demolished to allow the site to be converted to a temple complex. Construction on the temple, two housing facilities, and an underground parking structure begin next month with a formal groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 8, 2019.