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Colombia is getting its 2nd temple in nearly 20 years — see photos of the classic structure here

Just days after the dedication of the Concepcion Chile Temple dedication, 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 Bogota 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, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 24, with the exception of Sundays. A youth devotional will be held on Dec. 8 before the temple’s dedication on Dec. 9.

Find out more about the youth devotional that President Nelson spoke at before the Chile temple was dedicated.
The bride's room in the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.
The bride's room in the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Photo: Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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.

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 Baraquilla Colombia temple.

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