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San Salvador El Salvador Temple

135th dedicated temple in operation
San Salvador El Salvador Temple

© 2011, Mauricio Garcia Abrego. All rights reserved.


Avenida El Espino y Calle El Pedregal
Colonia San Benito
CP  Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad
El Salvador
Telephone:  (+503) 2520-2631


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


18 November 2007

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

20 September 2008 by Don R. Clarke

Public Open House: 

1–23 July 2011


21 August 2011 by Henry B. Eyring


6.5 acres  |  2.6 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Branco Sienna Granite from Brazil

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central spire with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

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

Total Floor Area: 

27,986 square feet  |  2,600 square meters


2,710 feet  |  826 meters

Temple Locale

Situated in the affluent Antiguo Cuscatlán district, the stately San Salvador El Salvador Temple seemingly hovers above highly traveled Avenida El Espino at its location near the Multiplaza Panamericana Mall. Adjacent to the temple is a meetinghouse and a patron housing facility with a residence for the temple president, a cafeteria, and Distribution Services. The sacred edifice is surrounded by verdant grounds that offer a calming retreat to all El Salvadoreans. Learn about the acquisition of the temple site.

Temple Facts

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple was the first temple built in El Salvador and the fourth built in the region of Central America, following the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), the San José Costa Rica Temple (2000), and the Panamá City Panamá Temple (2008).

The architectural design of the San Salvador El Salvador Temple, which features graceful arches and conches throughout, is inspired by the Spanish colonial architecture of the region.

A motif of the Flor de Izote—the national flower of El Salvador—is used throughout the San Salvador El Salvador Temple including in the art-glass windows and mahogany wood from Honduras and nearby countries. The limestone flooring is from Israel.

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple was dedicated on the 84th birthday of the president of the Church, President Thomas S. Monson.

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