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Querétaro Mexico Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 7 January 2023; full-scale construction pending
Querétaro Mexico Temple

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Location

Prolongación Tecnológico Norte 150
Colonia San Pablo
76130  Querétaro, Querétaro
Mexico

Announcement: 

4 April 2021

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

7 January 2023 by Adrián Ochoa

Site: 

3.58 acres  |  1.4 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

27,500 square feet  |  2,555 square meters

Elevation: 

5,954 feet  |  1,815 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking for the Querétaro Mexico Temple was held on the first Saturday of the new year. Elder Adrián Ochoa, first counselor in the Mexico Area presidency, presided at the event on January 7, 2023. The 3.58-acre temple site is located on Prolongación Tecnológico Norte across from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Plans call for a two-story building of approximately 27,500 square feet.1


Temple Design

Plans for the Querétaro Mexico Temple call for a two-story building of approximately 27,500 square feet.


Temple Rendering

On December 7, 2021, the official exterior rendering of the Querétaro Mexico Temple was released.


Temple Site

On December 7, 2021, the location of the Querétaro Mexico Temple was announced as a 3.58-acre site at Prolongación Tecnológico Norte 150 in the Colonia San Peblo neighborhood of Querétaro.


Temple Announcement

On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Querétaro Mexico Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. This will be Mexico’s 15th temple. Querétaro (officially known as Santiago de Querétaro) is a city about 135 miles northwest of Mexico City in the state of Querétaro in central Mexico. Querétaro has a population of about one million residents. The other temples in Mexico include the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico City Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Torreón Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple, and Villahermosa Mexico Temple. The country is home to approximately 1.5 million Latter-day Saints, more than any other country outside the United States, and 1,800 congregations. Missionary work began in Mexico in 1875.2


  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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

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