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Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake Temple, which took 40 years to build, is sacred ground for Mormons. While the interior is not open to the public, you can come to the center of the city and photograph the Gothic and Romanesque building that takes up 4 ha (10 acres) and stroll its landscaped gardens. Make Salt Lake Temple part of your personalized Salt Lake City itinerary using our Salt Lake City tour planner.
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  • A nice photo op. We visited as part of a tour. We were told inside tours were by appointment only and the temple was not used for Sunday services. 
  • Only Mormons are allowed inside the building. The Temple is gorgeous, from every angle of the Temple Square. 
  • Glad that we stopped to view the campus. It was a Sunday and the Temple was closed. The Temple is never really open for tourists, it is a place of meditation for its members. There are free tours offe...  read more »
  • I just love this place. I never get tired of coming to this place. Thank you so much for those pioneers who worked hard so we could enjoy the beauty of this place. It's very inspiring. This is a place where you would feel the Spirit of God. ( I wanna get marry in this temple someday.).
  • The temple is perhaps one of the most beautiful places to visit in Utah. The architecture it's beyond amazing. If you go there during spring you will be able to see the beautiful gardens. Mormons put a lot of work into making sure everything looks beautiful so three gardens are not exception. If you go there during winter the temple looks like a real version of Narnia with tons of Christmas lights and decorations. You can also enjoy Christmas plays and other special exhibitions they offer to the public. Make sure you visit the museums and ask for a guided tour, the missionaries which you can identify because they wear a name tag can answer any question you may have about the temple history and their faith and what they believe in. If you would rather enjoy the guided tour in you native language don't hesitate to ask for it since the missionaries come from all over the world and they usually speak more than a language so chances are you may be able to find one that speaks your language. This is a beautiful place you can definitely enjoy the atmosphere and take pictures of the many buildings thought the temple square.
  • I love to see the temple. To feel the holy spirit. To listen and to pray. For the temple is the house of God. A place of love and beauty. This is my sacred duty.
  • This temple was the first I ever entered. It was as a youth, but I'm not sure I'm allowed to describe what I did there. Anyways, this temple by far, in my opinion, is the best looking temple. Anyone who bashes on Mormonism doesn't understand the religion at all, and needs to do their homework, and take an unbiased and honest look, at what we stand for. #Captain Moroni
  • While only members in good standing are able to enter, everyone can walk around the temple grounds or sit and give time to reflect and meditate. The Salt Lake Temple if a beautiful symbol of the Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. I enjoy sitting on the south end on a warm summer evening and just soaking in the peaceful garden surroundings!
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