The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple is the 73rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).Add Albuquerque New Mexico Temple to your Albuquerque travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Albuquerque driving holiday website.
Ground for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was broken in a special ceremony on June 20, 1998. About 6,500 members attended the event which had a 600-voice youth choir provide the music.
During a 10-day open house prior to dedication about 70,000 people toured the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on March 5, 2000. During the dedicatory prayer, Hinckley expressed his hope that the new temple would turn the hearts of the LDS members to their families.
The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple serves about 55,000 members in New Mexico and bordering parts of Arizona and Colorado. It sits on 8.5 acres (34,000 m2) in northeast Albuquerque. The exterior is finished with desert rose pre-cast concrete and trimmed with Texas pearl granite. A gold statue of the angel Moroni tops the single-spire. The temple has a total of 34,245 square feet (3,181.5 m2), two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.
Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Reviews
Although you have to have a Temple Recommend to get inside the Grounds and Fountain are something to behold. The Grounds are open to the public to see and take photos. The Rosy color of the Temple..... more »
This is a beautiful temple in a nice area of northern Albuquerque. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. more »
I love the temple! If you are a church member it's a great little temple with amazing temple workers. I feel so loved every time I go. If your not a church member it is great for a little stroll around the temple grounds to watch the sunset or just look at the landscape. It has a nice little path that wraps around the building with benches and grass areas.
The temple grounds are so pretty! There are flowers everywhere and well kept trees and pathways. It's very calming to sit on the benches and relax. The other day, I sat with my family on the grounds for over 30 minutes, just relaxing. Time flew by. The temple itself so super cute! It looks super light pink and I love it! There is also a big building on the grounds with both a distribution center and a hospitality center. Perfect for those traveling from far away to visit the temple.
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