About the Spain MTC

Spain Missionary Training Center


History

The missionary training center in Madrid, Spain, was established in 1999. It was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley, and the first MTC president was David K. Richards, accompanied by his wife, Sister Sharon Richards. The MTC is located on the Madrid Temple complex, which includes the temple, a multistake meetinghouse, and a multipurpose building composed of an institute of religion, a distribution center, a family history center, temple patron housing, and the MTC on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors. The MTC includes classrooms, a large meeting room, offices, a language learning lab, missionary residences, and a cafeteria. Initially, the MTC trained missionaries who were native speakers of English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Today Russian-, Italian-, and French-speaking missionaries are also trained. The countries served by the Spain MTC are the Baltic states, Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

Weather

If you will be at the MTC during the summer months (June to August), expect hot, dry weather with high temperatures occasionally reaching 100°F (38°C) or higher. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant, and winters are cold and windy with an average temperature of 41°F (5°C). The climate is generally dry, with the most abundant precipitation recorded in the month of October.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "Madrid," accessed June 25, 2012.