An artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was released, January 12, 2019.
The rendering features a single-story temple with an end spire reflective of the architectural styles in the area. The temple will be located at 123 Calle Ronda Urb Villa Andalucía in the Trujillo Alto area of San Juan.
This will be the first temple in Puerto Rico and the third temple in the Caribbean (following the dedication of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple later this year). The Puerto Rico temple was first announced October 7, 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.
Construction on the temple with an adjacent meetinghouse is expected to begin in 2019 and will take about two years to complete.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider temples to be the “house of the Lord,” the most sacred places on earth. Unlike meetinghouses, where Sabbath worship and weekly activities take place, temples are open throughout the week and closed on Sundays.