Groundbreaking Date for Lisbon Portugal Temple Announced

  • 1 November 2015

Rendering of the Lisbon Portugal Temple. The groundbreaking is scheduled for December 5. It will be the first LDS temple in Portugal and the 13th in Europe.

Five years after President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build the Lisbon Portugal Temple during general conference in October 2010, a date has been set for an official groundbreaking on December 5. The new edifice—located at Avenida Dom João II, 1990-364 Moscavide, Lisboa—will be the country’s first temple and the 13th temple for Europe.

Attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony, which will be at noon, is by invitation only, with the general public in Portugal invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.

The Church has 148 operating temples worldwide.