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Puebla Mexico Temple

191st dedicated temple in operation
Puebla Mexico Temple

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Address

Av. 15 de Mayo No. 719
Colónia Los Cipreses
72130  Puebla, Puebla
Mexico

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria food served
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

7 October 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

30 November 2019 by Arnulfo Valenzuela

Public Open House: 

29 March–20 April 2024

Dedication: 

19 May 2024 by Gerrit W. Gong

Site: 

6.82 acres  |  2.8 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Four instruction rooms, three sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

35,865 square feet  |  3,332 square meters

Height: 

111 feet 6 inches  |  34.0 meters

Elevation: 

7,002 feet  |  2,134 meters

Temple Facts

The Puebla Mexico Temple was the fourteenth temple built in Mexico.


Temple History

Announcement

Mexico's fourteenth temple was announced on October 7, 2018, by President Russell M. Nelson at the close of the 188th Semiannual General Conference. The Puebla Mexico Temple would join the Mexico City Mexico Temple (1983), Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple (1999), Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple (2000), Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple (2000), Oaxaca Mexico Temple (2000), Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple (2000), Tampico Mexico Temple (2000), Villahermosa Mexico Temple (2000), Mérida Mexico Temple (2000), Veracruz Mexico Temple (2000), Guadalajara Mexico Temple (2001), Monterrey Mexico Temple (2002), and Tijuana Mexico Temple (2015). At the time of the announcement, there were eleven stakes and two districts in the state of Puebla, located just east of Mexico City. Mexico was home to nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints.1

Site

The Puebla Mexico Temple was constructed in the northwestern section of the city, just south of a highway interchange on a beautiful boulevard with a landscaped center island named 15 de Mayo.

Rendering

The official rendering of the Puebla Mexico Temple was released to the public on September 24, 2019, in conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony announcement.

Groundbreaking

Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the Mexico Area, presided on November 30, 2020, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Puebla Mexico Temple with his wife, Silvia Pilar Valenzuela; his counselors, Elder Rafael E. Pino and John C. Pingree Jr.; and their wives, Patricia Mónica Pino and Anne Pingree. The temple would be constructed in the Puebla neighborhood of Los Cipreses and serve more than 50,000 members. Elder Valenzuela explained the significance of the temple, saying it is a holy place where we can go and perform the ordinances and sacred covenants that allow us, if we are faithful to the end, to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father.2

Open House and Dedication

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Puebla Mexico Temple in two sessions at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2024. The public was invited to attend an open house from Friday, March 29 through Saturday, April 20, 2024, where over 60,000 guests toured the newly completed building. Before the public portion of the open house, a media day was held on Monday, March 25, and invited guest tours were held from Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28, 2024.3


  1. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.
  2. "Groundbreaking Completed for the Puebla Mexico Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 30 Nov. 2019
  3. "Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Temples in Mexico, the Philippines and Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 11 Dec. 2023.

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