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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. Put Salt Lake Temple and other Salt Lake City attractions into our Salt Lake City trip maker tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were aware of that there were substantial repair works ongoing in Temple Sq, but we hadn’t really expected the Temple to be shrouded in scaffolding and protective wrapping. The general public... 
    We were aware of that there were substantial repair works ongoing in Temple Sq, but we hadn’t really expected the Temple to be shrouded in scaffolding and protective wrapping. The general public...  more »
  • The temple is undergoing extensive renovations and is completely covered in scaffolding. Apparently, the renovation isn't planned to be completed until 2025. The temple is NOT - even when not under....  more
    The temple is undergoing extensive renovations and is completely covered in scaffolding. Apparently, the renovation isn't planned to be completed until 2025. The temple is NOT - even when not under....  more »
  • There is a lot of construction. I found the exterior to be quite nice. The interiors of the church complexes to be sterile and cold. The organs were nice. I didn’t talk to any people. 
    There is a lot of construction. I found the exterior to be quite nice. The interiors of the church complexes to be sterile and cold. The organs were nice. I didn’t talk to any people.  more »
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  • As an internationally recognized symbol for a specific religion, this is an iconic building to see in SLC. It's noticeable in the skyline of the city and is very well known amongst Latter-day Saints. They light Temple Square up to the gills with Christmas lights every year, and it's always fun to walk around. The building itself is pretty spectacular - it took a very long time to build in many years ago. If you are a believing Latter-day Saint, this building and visiting it will mean much more to you than the casual observer recognizing different faith traditions. However, it is an architectural structure and can still be recognized for it's beauty. This is simply my rating as a work of architecture. It is a symbol for a Christian religion that has major influence in Salt Lake City. As a tourist coming to visit, it's a building that will likely be on your bucket list in SLC.
  • Full disclosure, I am not a Mormon, but appreciate the history of this people. The architecture is great and the ladies that give the tours are very friendly. Unfortunately the temple was underdone repairs, so the view was obstructed.
  • Temple Square is almost always open, but we learned the hard way that it is closed Thanksgiving day. We still had a good time walking around the perimeter. The front view of the temple was available by going in by the Joseph ith Memorial Building. The weather was beautiful and it was fun to be there when very few others were there.
  • A lot of construction taking place but we were able to go inside several amazing buildings with also amazing history. It felt peaceful inside the buildings and worth the time to visit. We enjoyed our stay. Thanks for the great missionary tour guides.
  • Beautiful temple, and one of the best places in the world to feel the Holy Spirit of God! If you are not a Latter-day Saint, I invite you to sit down somewhere on the temple grounds and pray, read your scriptures, or even just meditate. You will be able to come closer to God than just about anything else! If you want to learn more about how you felt, or even go inside, talk to missionaries like me and we can help you!

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