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Monterrey Mexico Temple

110th dedicated temple in operation
Monterrey Mexico Temple

© Samuel Polendo Villegas. All rights reserved.


Carretera Nacional #7860
Esq. Privada Valle de la Estanzuela
Colonia Valle Alto
64989  Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Telephone:  (+52) 81-8104-0635


NO visitors' center open to the public
NO arrival center available
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


21 December 1995

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

4 November 2000 by Lynn A. Mickelsen

Public Open House: 

8–20 April 2002


28 April 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley


7.78 acres  |  3.1 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

White granite from Vermont

Architectural Features: 

Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

16,498 square feet  |  1,533 square meters


1,960 feet  |  598 meters

Temple Locale

Aggrandized by a backdrop of beautiful mountains and hills, the Monterrey Mexico Temple stands in Valle Alto—located in the southeastern section of Monterrey—along the National Highway near the famous Cerro de la Silla. Sharing the grounds, and built at the same time as the temple, is a lovely stake center open to any visitors wishing to join Sunday worship services. The lush grounds around the temple are also open to the public for reverent walks.

Temple History

The Monterrey Mexico Temple was the twelfth temple built in Mexico, though it was the second temple announced for Mexico.

The Church originally selected a site for the Monterrey Mexico Temple adjacent to Colegio Labastida on Avenida Vasconcelos in San Pedro. The Church won an ensuing three-year legal dispute initiated by opposing neighbors but, in the end, opted to select another site.

The site of the Monterrey Mexico Temple was chosen in March 2000. A building permit was issued on June 27, 2000, and ground was broken for the temple a few months later on November 4—nearly 5 years after the temple was announced.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Monterrey Mexico Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lubbock Texas Temple.

The original design for the Monterrey Mexico Temple was substituted with a smaller standard design when the location changed to Valle Alto. The change allowed for more green space and necessary parking.

Original Design for the Monterrey Mexico Temple

Original Design for the Monterrey Mexico Temple

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