Monterrey Mexico Temple
110th operating temple
© 2011, Samuel Polendo Villegas. All rights reserved.
AddressAvenida Eugenio Garza Sada
Esquina Privada Valle de la Estanzuela
Colonia Valle Alto
64989 Monterrey, Nuevo León
Telephone: (+52) 81-8104-0635
ServicesNO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby
Announcement:21 December 1995
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:4 November 2000 by Lynn A. Mickelsen
Public Open House:8–20 April 2002
Dedication:28 April 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Exterior Finish:White granite from Vermont
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:16,498 square feet
Aggrandized by a backdrop of beautiful mountains and hills, the Monterrey México 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.
The Monterrey México Temple was the twelfth temple built in México, though it was the second temple announced for México.
The Church originally selected a site for the Monterrey México 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 México 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 design created for the Monterrey México Temple was substituted with a smaller standard design when the location changed to Valle Alto. The change allowed for more green area and necessary parking.