On 20 September 2008 a groundbreaking ceremony was held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in preparation for the construction of a new temple in San Salvador, El Salvador. The temple was first announced on 7 November 2007. The site for the temple is located at Bulevar Diego de Holguín, Antiguo Cuscatlán, Departamento de La Libertad, El Salvador.
Located in the affluent Antiguo Cuscatlán district, southwest of San Salvador, the three-story San Salvador El Salvador Temple will stand near the Multiplaza Panamericana Mall with the stunning backdrop of the mighty San Salvador volcano. The sacred edifice will be surrounded by attractive grounds that offer a calming retreat to all San Salvadorians.
The San Salvador El Salvador Temple is the first temple to be built in El Salvador and the fourth to be built in Central America. There are approximately 100,000 members of the Church in El Salvador.