Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the second temple
Temple (LDS Church)
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , a temple is a building dedicated to be a House of the Lord, and they are considered by Church members to be the most sacred structures on earth. Upon completion, temples are usually open to the public for a short period of time...

 to be built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...

. When completed, the temple will be the fifth temple of the church in Central America
Central America
Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. When considered part of the unified continental model, it is considered a subcontinent...

. Construction of the temple was announced by church president Gordon B. Hinckley
Gordon B. Hinckley
Gordon Bitner Hinckley was an American religious leader and author who served as the 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from March 12, 1995 until his death...

 on December 16, 2006, and construction commenced following a groundbreaking ceremony on March 14, 2009. The church announced that the temple open house would be held daily (not including Sunday) from November 11, 2011 through November 26, 2011. Following the open house the temple will be dedicated on December 11, 2011.

The temple is located in the western part of the city, near the Parque Zoológico Minerva. An anticipated completion date for the construction has not yet been announced.

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