“Architectural Rendering of Madrid Spain Temple,” Ensign, Jan. 1997, 74
The First Presidency has released an architectural rendering of the Madrid Spain Temple. The temple will be built in Mortalez, an area west of Madrid, and is to be of modern classical design, reminiscent of earlier Spanish architecture. Outside, the building will be clad in white carrara marble from Italy; inside will be marble from southern Spain. The temple’s three levels will comprise 46,000 square feet, including four ordinance rooms and four sealing rooms. A statue of the angel Moroni will rest atop the temple’s single spire.
Plans for the temple’s 3 1/2-acre site also include an eight-story high-rise building that will house a missionary training center, temple missionary housing, patron housing, a Beehive Clothing outlet, a family history facility, and a reception area. There will also be a stake center built on the site. All three buildings will be connected underground with an underground parking structure.
Church members in Spain, Portugal, the Azores, and the Canary Islands will be served by the Madrid Spain Temple. The ground was broken for the temple on 11 June 1996, and construction is now under way.