First sanctuary of the Mormon Church in Central America, inaugurated in 1984.
A great icon of the capital.
This rather generically named building is one of the most iconic monuments of Guatemala City, the first church built in Central America by the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints or the Mormons, as they are more commonly known. It took two years to build and was completed at the end of 1984 and inaugurated by Gordon B. Hinckley, one of the most important presidents of this church. Its Guatemalan white marble is perhaps its most distinctive feature and the six supporting pinnacles are especially eye-catching; the tallest of which stands at 38 metres. It serves a community of over 190,000 people, not only from Guatemala but also from neighbouring countries. Thanks to its modern, innovative architecture, it is one of the great symbols of the capital.