Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

San Salvador El Salvador Temple

135th operating temple
San Salvador El Salvador Temple

© 2011, Mauricio Garcia Abrego. All rights reserved.

Address

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

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

18 November 2007

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

20 September 2008 by Don R. Clarke

Public Open House: 

1–23 July 2011

Dedication: 

21 August 2011 by Henry B. Eyring

Site: 

6.5 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Branco Sienna Granite from Brazil

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

27,986 square feet

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 fourth temple to be built in Central America, following the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
32nd operating temple
Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
(1984), the San José Costa Rica Temple
87th operating temple
San José Costa Rica Temple
(2000), and the Panamá City Panamá Temple (2008), and the first built in El Salvador.

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.