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Temple Site

The Lisbon Portugal Temple site sits in the northeastern section of the city near the modern parish of Parque das Nações. Once a nondescript industrial area, the Parque das Nações neighborhood was redeveloped for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition (known as Expo '98), featuring the theme: The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future. Today, Parque das Nações is a thriving hub of leisure, commercial, and residential activity on the Tagus River, boasting famed venues that include the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Vasco de Gama Tower, the twin São Gabriel and São Rafael towers, the Parque Das Nações Marina, the MEO Arena, the Vasco de Gama Center (shopping mall), and the Vasco de Gama Bridge. The area is beautified by volcano and waterfall fountains that can all be taken in from an overhead gondola lift.

Transportation to and from the temple will be greatly facilitated by the Lisbon Metro, as the site is located adjacent to the Moscavide station. The station opened in July 2012 in conjunction with the Encarnação and Aeroporto stations, expanding the line that serves the Lisbon Airport, situated just two miles west of the temple site.


Temple History

The Lisbon Portugal Temple will be the fourteenth temple built in Europe and the first built in Portugal.

During the renovation of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (2015–2017), molds were taken of the distinguished silver and nickel oxen that support the baptismal font. These molds were used to produce bronze-colored oxen for the Lisbon Portugal Temple.


Temple District

The Lisbon Portugal Temple serves members from 9 stakes and 6 districts headquartered in Portugal and Cape Verde:


Portugal

  1. Azores Portugal District
  2. Algarve Portugal District
  3. Coimbra Portugal Stake
  4. Lisbon Portugal Stake
  5. Madeira Portugal District
  6. Oeiras Portugal Stake
  7. Porto Portugal North Stake
  8. Porto Portugal Stake
  9. Santarém Portugal District
  10. Setubal Portugal Stake

Cape Verde

  1. Assomada Cabo Verde District
  2. Espargos Cabo Verde District
  3. Mindelo Cabo Verde Stake
  4. Praia Cabo Verde Stake
  5. São Filipe Cabo Verde Stake

Temple Presidents

Notable presidents of the this temple include:

  1. Calisto M. Coelho 2019–

See Also

References


Lisbon Portugal Temple

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The Lisbon Portugal Temple is the 166th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in Portugal. This temple sits in the northeastern section of the city near the modern parish of Parque das Nações, a thriving hub of leisure, commercial, and residential activity on the Tagus River, boasting famed venues that include the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Vasco de Gama Tower, the twin São Gabriel and São Rafael towers, the Parque Das Nações Marina, the MEO Arena, the Vasco de Gama Center (shopping mall), and the Vasco de Gama Bridge. Transportation to and from the temple will be greatly facilitated by the Lisbon Metro, as the site is located adjacent to the Moscavide station. The station opened in July 2012 in conjunction with the Encarnação and Aeroporto stations, expanding the line that serves the Lisbon Airport, situated just two miles west of the temple site.

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