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Overview[]

The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the 136th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 2nd temple completed in Guatemala after the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple.

This Mayan-inspired temple rests high atop a knoll on the western edge of Quetzaltenango (—commonly known as Xela) among the breathtaking mountains and volcanoes of Quetzaltenango Valley. Nearby is the city zoo, Parque Zoológico Minerva, and it is across from Los Cerezos condominiums. A patron accommodation facility also shares the beautifully landscaped grounds, which are open to the public.


History[]

The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple was announced by President Gordon B. Hinckley during his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple.

Ground was formally broken for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple on a beautiful spring morning to an audience of more than 700 Church leaders and other special guests including the mayor and a congressional delegate.

On October 1, 2010, the gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was raised to its final position atop the single spire of the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple.

During the 15-day public open house for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple, more than 126,000 visitors toured the building, including about 16,500 on the final day alone.

The dedicatory services for the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the entire country, allowing all worthy members in Guatemala to participate in the dedication of its nation's second temple.


Temple District[]

The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple serves members from 18 stakes and 6 districts headquartered in Western Guatemala:


  1. Coatepeque Guatemala Stake
  2. Huehuetenango Guatemala Calvario Stake
  3. Huehuetenango Guatemala Central Stake
  4. Huehuetenango Guatemala Zaculeu Stake
  5. Malacatan Guatemala Stake
  6. Mazatenango Guatemala Stake
  7. Momostenango Guatemala Stake
  8. Momostenango Guatemala West District
  9. Paxajtup Guatemala District
  10. Pueblo Nuevo Tiquisate Guatemala District
  11. Quetzaltenango Guatemala Stake
  12. Quetzaltenango Guatemala El Bosque Stake
  13. Quetzaltenango Guatemala Santa Fe Stake
  14. Quetzaltenango Guatemala West Stake
  15. Retalhuleu Guatemala Las Palmas Stake
  16. Retalhuleu Guatemala Stake
  17. Río Blanco Guatemala District
  18. San Felipe Guatemala Stake
  19. San Marcos Guatemala Stake
  20. San Pedro Guatemala Stake
  21. Santa Cruz del Quiche Guatemala District
  22. Serchil Guatemala District
  23. Solola Guatemala Stake
  24. Totonicapan Guatemala Stake


Temple Presidents[]

  1. Gonzalo E. García-Salas 2019–
  2. Reginaldo M. Bustillo 2017–2019
  3. José M. Gálvez 2014–2017
  4. E. Israel Pérez Citalán 2011–2014

See Also[]


Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple[]

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The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the 136th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 2nd temple completed in Guatemala after the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple.

This Mayan-inspired temple rests high atop a knoll on the western edge of Quetzaltenango (—commonly known as Xela) among the breathtaking mountains and volcanoes of Quetzaltenango Valley. Nearby is the city zoo, Parque Zoológico Minerva, and it is across from Los Cerezos condominiums. A patron accommodation facility also shares the beautifully landscaped grounds, which are open to the public.

References[]

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