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

Tampico Mexico Temple

83rd operating temple
Tampico Mexico Temple

© 2004, David Baughman. All rights reserved.

Address

Avenida Ejército Mexicano no. 74 con 3A Avenida
Colonia Lomas del Gallo
89480  Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Mexico
Telephone:  (+52) 833-216-9660

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
Distribution center nearby

Announcement: 

8 July 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

28 November 1998 by Eran A. Call

Public Open House: 

29 April–6 May 2000

Dedication: 

20 May 2000 by Thomas S. Monson

Site: 

2.96 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Blanco Guardiano white marble from Torreón, Mexico

Ordinance Rooms: 

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

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple History

The Tampico México Temple comes as the product of the rapid growth of membership experienced in this area in recent years. Tampico has increased from one stake to four in about 25 years. Within the temple district live about 18,000 members organized into four stakes, three districts and the Mexico Tampico Mission. A new temple in Tampico will substantially reduce the expense of traveling to the México City México Temple for members that live in the twin cities of Madero and Tampico. Because of the presence of a high mountain range, the Sierra Madres, the first leg of the 500-mile trip between the coast and Mexico City has proven to be a difficult endeavor (Church News, 8 August 1998).