- Madrid Spain Temple
Madrid Spain Temple Number 56 Dedication 19 March 1999by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 3.5 acres (1.4 hectares) Floor area 45,800 sq ft (4,250 m2) Preceded by Colonia Juárez Chihuahua México Temple Followed by Bogotá Colombia Temple Official website • News & Images Additional Information Announcement 4 April 1993 Groundbreaking 11 June 1996 by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Open House 20 February – 13 March 1999 Designed by Arquitechior Langdon, SA. Location Calle del Templo no. 2
Phone number (34) 913-017-607 Exterior finish Italian Camaro Marble Temple design Classic modern, single-spire design Ordinance rooms 4 with Movie, stationary sessions Sealing rooms 4 Clothing rental Yes Cafeteria Full services Visitors' center No
The Madrid Spain Temple, built in Moratalaz, a district of Madrid, was announced in 1996. This temple is the centerpiece of a complex built on more than 3 acres (1.2 ha) of land which includes a missionary training center, an institute, temple patron housing, a distribution center, a Family History Center, and underground parking.
The Mormon temple in Madrid is a highly visible symbol of the Church's presence in Spain. During the open house over 100,000 community members and government officials toured the temple, including King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía.
LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley went to Spain to dedicate the Madrid Spain Temple and had his third visit with the King and Queen. At his visit in 1992 he presented them with a special gift created by well-known Spanish artists: a Lladro figurine of the Christus, modeled after the original by Bertel Thorvaldsen. Jose Lladro, president of the Lladro Company, had personally delivered the first five issues of the figurine to President Hinckley at the Madrid Spain Temple site. One of the five figurines is now on permanent display in the temple foyer.
President Hinckley dedicated the temple on 19 March 1999. The Madrid Spain Temple has a total of 45,800 square feet (4,250 m2), four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.
- ^ Don L. Searle, “Spain: Exploring Horizons of Faith,” Ensign, Apr. 1999, 33
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