Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Planning and preliminary construction phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple is currently in the planning and preliminary construction phase. The general contractor for the temple, COSAPI, will take about 12 months to prepare the site for construction of the temple and auxiliary buildings and for renovation of an existing building for an accommodation center, including an apartment for the temple president and matron. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
A specific site location has not been identified for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, but it will stand in the northern section of the city near the Los Olivos District.
The announcement of a second temple to be constructed in Lima, Peru, came during the Sunday morning session of General Conference on April 3, 2016. President Thomas S. Monson stood at the pulpit in the Conference Center, and before beginning his formal remarks, announced four cities where new temples would be constructed, including the city of Lima, Peru, where a second temple would be constructed.
Peru is home to well over half a million members of the Church and is one of only four nations with more than 100 stakes. There are 42 stakes in the Lima metropolitan area alone, yet it operates one of the smallest temples in the Church, dedicated in 1986 on the eastern side of the city. Long waiting lines outside the temple are common in Lima, especially on Saturdays when Saints from around the country travel to the capital to participate in temple ordinances. During 2015, the country's second temple was dedicated in Trujillo, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2017 for the country's third temple in Arequipa.1
The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple will be the fourth temple built in Peru.
The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple will be the first temple built outside of the United States in the same city as another operating temple.
The Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple was announced in the 30th anniversary year of the Lima Peru Temple.
1. "Four New Temples Announced by President Monson," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2016.