Arequipa Peru Temple Open House

  • November 15–30, 2019
November 15–30, 2019

A rendering of the Arequipa Peru Temple, which will be open to the public November 15–30, excluding November 17 and 24.

Article Highlights

  • Open house: November 15–30
  • Youth devotional: December 14
  • Dedication: December 15

Announced in October 2012, the Arequipa Peru Temple will be the third temple in that country.

A free public open house will start Friday, November 15 and run through Saturday, November 30, 2019, except for two Sundays (November 17 and 24).

A local youth devotional will be held Saturday, December 14, and the dedication of the temple will be the next day, Sunday, December 15, in three sessions (9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m.).

The temple will open for patrons Thursday, December 19, 2019.

Peru has two other temples, one in Lima, dedicated January 10, 1986, and one in Trujillo, dedicated June 21, 2015.

Ground was broken for a fourth temple in the country, the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, on June 8, 2019.

Peru is home to approximately 30 million people, including over a half million members of the Church. Missionary work officially began there in 1956. Church members in Arequipa, the country’s second most populous city, currently attend temple services in Lima, nearly 500 miles away.