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San Diego Mormon Temple

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Address: 7474 Charmant Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122-5000
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+1 858-622-0991
08:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:30 - 19:00

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An imposing temple visible from I-5; not open to general public

Dedicated in late-April 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley, the San Diego Temple is the 47th constructed and 45th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aki S
Clearfield, Utah
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Clearfield, Utah
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dedicated in late-April 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley, the San Diego Temple is the 47th constructed and 45th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the third to be constructed in the state of California. Sitting adjacent to Interstate 5 near the La Jolla community of San Diego, the temple is visible to... More 

Thank Aki S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

A very peaceful place to visit lovely grounds. The temple is not open to non-members/general public. There are missionaries on the grounds who are more than willing to answer questions and teach you about the Mormon faith but they are also good at leaving you alone if you just wish to have a little peace and quiet. A beautiful building... More 

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Algonac, Michigan
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351 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Id you are not of the LDS faith plus have a temple recommend you can only visit the gardens and entrance foyer of the temple. Non members can only visit LDS temples when they are new or renovated and have not been dedicated. Walking these gardens is very peaceful..

Thank BigDMI
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Went during the Christmas season and saw the beautiful lights. went on the grounds and were greeted by a friendly man who offered to take our picture. Took our picture and was very kind

Thank shane c
Logan, Utah
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The temple is one of the prettiest temples that I have ever seen. It was very peaceful on the grounds. The surrounding areas seemed very safe and upscale.

Thank Michael C
South Jordan, Utah
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Not really an attraction to visit, but a beautiful drive by or stop to walk around. Very inspiring sights, beautiful grounds.

Thank Tom C
Layton, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a beautiful place to visit, regardless of whether or not you can go inside. It's a good place for quiet reflection. The grounds are beautiful and it's very peaceful.

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite place ever. Forget Sea World Lines, forget the Disneyland chaos, forget the overpriced Six Flags. This place is gorgeous. Take a break from the World and spend some time having a religious experience. Just you, beauty, and God.

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a magnificent Temple filled and decorated with so much symbolism. From the symbol of Melchizedek throughout, to the spires that assist the viewer in gazing Heaven ward thus raising our thoughts from mere mortal maters, to the Angel Moroni facing the East awaiting Christ's return. This is a place to come, learn of Christ, and feel His peace.

1 Thank travelinggiant
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Unless you are of the faith you can only view the building from the outside, but it is still worth the trip. A truly beautiful building it can be admired from afar, from the car park of the shopping mall on the opposite side of the interstate, or more close up from within the grounds. The lighting during the Christmas... More 

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