First Presidency announces site for Barcelona Spain Temple

Announced by President Nelson at April 2022 general conference, the Barcelona temple will be Spain’s second

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the site location for the Barcelona Spain Temple.

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Barcelona during the closing session of the April 2022 general conference, one of 17 new temples identified that day.

The Barcelona site was released Monday, Jan. 9, on

Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed. Further information — including exterior rendering and groundbreaking date — will be announced later.

The 5.4-acre site is located northeast of the intersection of Avinguda de la Vía Augusta and Avinguda de la Clota in Sant Cugat de Vallès, a municipality north of Barcelona, Spain. Also planned for the site is patron housing, an arrival center and a distribution center.

The temple will be a single-story building of approximately 27,500 square feet, or about the size of the San Salvador El Salvador, Curitiba Brazil and Arequipa Peru temples.

The temple will be the second in Spain — the country’s first in nearly a quarter-century. The Madrid Spain Temple was dedicated in 1999.

The Church has four stakes and one district along Spain’s east and northeastern coast, from Valencia to Barcelona and including the Balearic Islands. The area is currently in the Madrid Spain Temple district; that temple is 613 kilometers (380 miles) southwest of Barcelona.

Spain is home to more than 61,000 Church members in more than 130 congregations. The first Latter-day Saint converts in Spain were baptized during the 1950s and 1960s. Melitón González Trejo, an officer in the Spanish army who visited Utah in 1874 and joined the Church, was instrumental in the translation of the Book of Mormon into Spanish.

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