Open House Begins for Barranquilla Colombia Temple

Contributed By Danielle Christensen, Church News contributor

  • 7 November 2018

The Barranquilla Colombia Temple will be dedicated on December 9, 2018.

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  • The Barranquilla Colombia Temple open house runs from November 3 to November 24.

Just days after the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple, the public open house is set to begin for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

The newly completed temple is the Church’s second in the country in nearly 20 years—the first being the Bogotá Colombia Temple, which was completed in 1999. This will be the 161st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world and the 19th in South America.

The open house runs from Saturday, November 3, to Saturday, November 24, with the exception of Sundays. A youth devotional will be held on December 8, the evening before the temple’s dedication on December 9.

Highlighting the neoclassic architecture of the Republic period in Colombia, the Barranquilla Colombia Temple stands at 24,000 square feet and is 107 feet tall, according to Newsroom. The exterior is covered in limestone and has carved parapets, a dome, and a cupola.

The statue of the angel Moroni sits atop the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

Additionally, the interior of the temple “features original art glass, custom rugs with Colombian motifs in blue and gold, wrought iron and bronze railings, and a grand staircase,” Newsroom stated. The official flower of Barranquilla City, the rose hibiscus, or “cayena” as it is called there, is featured in carved wood and glass in the temple.

For free reservations to attend the open house, click here.

Learn more details about the Barranquilla Colombia temple here.

The words “Holiness to the Lord—House of the Lord” are inscribed in Spanish on the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

The open house for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple will run November 3 through November 24, 2018.

The Barranquilla Colombia Temple highlights the neoclassic architecture of the Republic period in Colombia.