Dedication Day Arrives in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Guatemala's second temple was dedicated on December 11 by President Uchtdorf in the city of Quetzaltenango, commonly known as "Xela." The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the 136th operating temple of the Church.
Sweeping View of Quetzaltenango from Temple Site
Thousands continue to tour the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple each day during the public open house, which ends on Saturday. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf dedicates the temple next month. The temple stands on a knoll that commands an incredible view of the valley.
Public Invited to Tour Quetzaltenango Temple
Beginning Friday, November 11, free open house tours of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple will be offered to the public through Saturday, November 26 (excluding Sundays). The temple will be dedicated Sunday, December 11.
Landscaping Ready for Open House of Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
Hydroseed has sprouted into beautiful green grass at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple in time for next month's public open house. New trees have also been planted on the steep slopes along the road leading to the hillside location of the temple.
A Place for the Weary Traveler in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
The new patron housing facility at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple complex will provide sleeping quarters for long-distance travelers and a place for patrons to prepare themselves to enter the holy temple—shrouded in symbolic white. The public open house begins in November.
Quetzaltenango Temple Progress
With its public open house just two months away, the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple and patron housing facility have entered the final stages of construction. Recently submitted photographs show new sod, walkways, cobblestone-style roads, and a decorative monument sign and fence featuring geometric designs.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple to be Dedicated in December
The First Presidency has announced the open house and dedication dates for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple. Doors will open to the public from Friday, November 11, through Saturday, November 26, 2011, excluding Sundays. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, December 11, 2011.
Laying Geotextiles at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
Standing high at its hillside location, the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple occupies conspicuous real estate in western "Xela." To help support the steep grading required at the site, geotextiles—a special fabric made for soils—have been laid in long strips down the side of the hill.
Mayan-Influenced Design of Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
Exquisite detailing has been incorporated into the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, which features inspirations from the ancient Mayan culture. Beautiful geometric art glass is being installed, which will warmly glow each night. The temple is expected to be completed this year.
Moving Closer to Completion in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Work at the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple site is focused largely on the interior of the temple and patron housing facility, which are expected to open later this year to serve the Saints of northwestern Guatemala. The Guatemala City temple currently serves 121 stakes and districts in 5 countries.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple Is a Show-Stopper
Motorists in Guatemala's second largest city, Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, can't miss the sight of the beautiful white temple with its golden angel as they go about their daily activities. The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is expected to be completed later this year.
Angel Moroni Hoisted Atop the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
On Friday, October 1, a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni was raised atop the single spire of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, which stands on a prominent hillside located on the western side of the city. Guatemala's second temple is expected to be completed next year.
Heavenly Haven on a Hill in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Standing on a prominent hillside in Guatemala's second largest city, the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple lifts the eyes heavenward when gazing on this magnificent House of the Lord. The installation of exterior panels on the edifice is nearly completed.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple Receives New Exterior
At the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple construction site, exterior panels are being installed, giving the landmark edifice a beautiful new façade. The temple—Guatemala's second—has been under construction for about 16 months and is expected to be completed next year.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple Reaches Heavenward
Newly posted photographs of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple show the skyscraping addition of steel framing for the central spire. Because of its hillside location, the temple is a highly notable new landmark on the western side of Guatemala's second largest city.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple Reaches Main Building Height
The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple has reached its main building height—lacking only the addition of its parapets and spire to take it to its full height. Set on a hillside in western Quetzaltenango, the temple is a striking landmark in this city of 300,000 inhabitants, Guatemala's second largest city.
Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple Site Preparation Begins
Large trucks at the construction site of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple are preparing the ground for the new edifice—Guatemala's second temple. The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the temple was held last month.
Ground Broken for Guatemala's Second Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple was held on Saturday, March 14, 2009, under the direction of the Central America Area Presidency. Two other temples are under construction in Central America in El Salvador and Honduras.
Ground to be Broken for Guatemala's Second Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, Guatemala's second temple, will occur this Saturday, March 14. If tradition holds, the president of the Central America Area, Elder Don R. Clarke of the Second Quorum of Seventy, will preside.