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Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 3 December 2022; full-scale construction pending
Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

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Location

13 Calle 5-56
Zona 11
Guatemala City
Guatemala

Announcement: 

4 October 2020

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

3 December 2022 by Patricio M. Giuffra

Site: 

1.5 acres  |  0.6 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

30,000 square feet  |  2,787 square meters

Elevation: 

4,954 feet  |  1,510 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple was held on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Elder Patricio M. Giuffra, second counselor in the Central America Area presidency, presided. The temple will be constructed on the 1.5-acre site of the former Roosevelt Ward meetinghouse at the intersection of 13 Calle and 5A Avenida in Guatemala City. The two-story temple will be approximately 30,000 square feet.1


Temple Name

On July 1, 2022, a Church news release revealed the official name for the temple announced for the greater Guatemala City area as the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple.2


Temple Rendering

On September 23, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple was released.


Temple Site

The Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be located at 13 Calle 5-56 in Guatemala City on the site of the Roosevelt Ward meetinghouse. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.3


Temple Announcement

On October 4, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a second temple in greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, joining the heavily utilized Guatemala City Guatemala Temple dedicated in 1984. The Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be the fourth in the country, which is home to nearly 300,000 Latter-day Saints organized into 51 stakes and 12 districts. The first missionaries were sent to preach the gospel in Guatemala in 1947 with the first official church meeting of 66 congregants occurring the next year in a rented hall.4


Temple Facts

The Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be the fourth temple built in Guatemala, following the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple (2011), and the Cobán Guatemala Temple (under construction).

The Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be the fifth temple built in the same city as another operating temple, the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), making Guatemala City, Guatemala, the fifth city in the world to have more than one temple, following South Jordan, Utah; Provo, Utah; Lima, Peru; and St. George, Utah.

The Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be the third temple built outside of the United States in the same metropolitan area as another operating temple, the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), making the Guatemala City metropolitan area the third metropolitan area outside of the United States with more than one temple, following the Lima metropolitan area in Peru and the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines.


  1. "Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Four Temples in Latin America," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 17 Oct. 2022.
  2. "The New Name of Guatemala’s Fourth House of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Jul. 2022.
  3. "Temple Site Locations Announced in Four Latin American Countries," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Sept. 2021.
  4. "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Oct. 2020.

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Hardscaping the grounds; preparing to install moldings on exterior walls of temple; meetinghouse exterior completed
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