This breathtaking structure is marked by its ornate exterior, one that is Mayan-inspired. the México Temple is a well-known landmark in the northeastern part of Mexico. It’s situated in one of the city’s biggest parks in Bosque de Aragón and the temple is much like a park itself, with lush and beautiful gardens, as well as a water fountain.
This site is a mecca for the religious as there is also a missionary training center in the area, as well as a housing facility for its members.
To the middle of this is a gorgeous centerpiece of the Thorvaldsen’s Christus, which is even more prominent during Christmas season. At this time, the grounds abound with Christmas decorations and lights. It is truly a sight to behold.
This temple was the first one built in Mexico City and largest one in this part of the continent. When this was inaugurated in 1979, there were actually 9,000 people in attendance, and its head, the Elder Boyd K. Packer, made a prayer dedication for the temple’s opening in Spanish rites.
The site was open for 10 days after that, where it received 110,000 visitors that included civic leaders, businessmen and government officials. Today, the temple averages about two thousand visits daily.
The temple was been awarded the International Award for the use of its precast concrete in the most artistic way possible.
In 2007, the temple has been closed for remodeling and renovation because of an earthquake that damaged part of its walls. The renovation meant seismec enhancements as well as refurbishment of the statue, and its landscape and other areas of the building were also remodeled.
After a hear and a half, the temple reopened in 2008 with a re-dedication.