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Overview

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple is the 135th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in El Salvador.

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.


The San Salvador El Salvador Temple was the fourth temple to be built in Central America, following the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple (1984), the San Jose Costa Rica Temple (2000), and the Panama City Panama 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.

History

Temple District

The San Salvador El Salvador Temple serves members from 22 stakes headquartered in El Salvador:

  1. Ahuachapan El Salvador El Espino Stake
  2. Ahuachapan El Salvador Stake
  3. Apopa El Salvador Stake
  4. Atiquizaya El Salvador Stake
  5. Chalchuapa El Salvador Stake
  6. Juayua El Salvador Stake
  7. Paraiso El Salvador Stake
  8. San Miguel El Salvador Stake
  9. San Salvador El Salvador Stake
  10. San Salvador El Salvador Cuzcatlan Stake
  11. San Salvador El Salvador Ilopango Stake
  12. San Salvador El Salvador La Libertad Stake
  13. San Salvador El Salvador Layco Stake
  14. San Salvador El Salvador Los Heroes Stake
  15. San Salvador El Salvador Soyapango Stake
  16. San Vicente El Salvador Stake
  17. Santa Ana El Salvador Los Pinos Stake
  18. Santa Ana El Salvador Modelo Stake
  19. Santa Ana El Salvador Molino Stake
  20. Sonsonate El Salvador Stake
  21. Sonzacate El Salvador Stake
  22. Usulutan El Salvador Stake

Temple Presidents

  1. Randy J. Harris 2020–
  2. Alonso J. Figueroa 2017–2020
  3. Luis G. Chaverri 2014–2017
  4. Walter R. Petersen 2011–2014

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San Salvador El Salvador Temple

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The San Salvador El Salvador Temple is the 135th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st temple completed in El Salvador. 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. 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.

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