See Inside the Remodeled Asunción Paraguay Temple

Contributed By Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

  • 11 October 2019

The celestial room of the Asunción Paraguay Temple. A free public open house is set to begin on Saturday, October 12, and will go through October 19, 2019, for the Asunción Paraguay Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A free public open house is set to begin on Saturday, October 12, and go through October 19, 2019, for the renovated Asunción Paraguay Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Open house hours include Monday through Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. No tours are given on Sunday. Reservations are not needed.

The temple will be rededicated on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. (Asunción time) by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The temple will reopen for temple patrons on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Gordon B. Hinckley, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1995 to 2008, originally dedicated the Asunción Paraguay Temple on May 19, 2002.

The Asunción temple will serve some 100,000 Church members in Paraguay and the surrounding area.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple is located at the intersection of Avenida Espana and Avenida Brasilia. It was constructed on the same property as the first chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Paraguay, which was removed to make room for the temple. Adjacent to the temple is a newer meetinghouse that was built incorporating one of the historic mansion homes of Asunción.

A stylized version of the lapacho tree flower, which is the Paraguay national tree and flower, was used as inspiration throughout the building, from the lighting to decorative paint and color scheme. The lapacho flower is most commonly found in a lavender color, which was used in the temple’s fabrics, art glass, and even stone. The Spanish colonial furniture style was inspired by the early architecture and furniture of Paraguay prior to their destruction during the Paraguayan War.

The recommend desk of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

A waiting area in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The baptistry of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

An instruction room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

An instruction room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

An instruction room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

An instruction room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

An instruction room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Brides’ room of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Sealing room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Sealing room in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Celestial room of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Celestial room of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Detailed decor in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Artistic art glass is located in many areas of the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Detailed decor in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

Detailed decor in the Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple at night.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple at night.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple at night.

The Asunción Paraguay Temple at night.