Tourists driving along Interstate-5 will not miss this stunning structure, bearing the image of an ice sculpture. The white, ... More
San Diego Mormon Temple
Tourists driving along Interstate-5 will not miss this stunning structure, bearing the image of an ice sculpture. The white, palace-style building features an awesome architectural design with numerous spires. The temple, which hosts religious activities for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is 190-feet tall and covers 59,000 square feet. While visitors are not allowed inside the temple, guests are welcome to tour the perfectly manicured grounds and admire the building's architectural design during regular temple hours.
On a recent visit to the USA I saw the LDS Temple at La Jolla. I am not a Mormon, but can appreciate the beauty of the building and grounds. I find some of the comments on here quite strange. I have seen St Peters in Rome. I am not a Catholic but can appreciate this. I have been to Notre Dame and appreciated that also. As I have many religious other Structures in many Countries. Temples in Asia included. Why is this one Creepy? If the money could have been put to a better use, could that not have been said of all the Religious buildings I have both mentioned ? Could that also be said of numerous political buildings in many countries? Relax enjoy the Beauty of the building.
Be proud to have it in your community.
I took my family to San Diego for vacation and loved walking through the grounds on Sunday. The building is closed but one can find peace there despite the busy freeway nearby. Unlike everything else in town it was free. Another good place to visit is the Mormon Battalion site in old town san diego.
I am deeply disapointed with some of the comments made on this site about the Mormon Temple. The purpose and value of this sacred institution is not for a simple mind, therefore few can appreciate its true significance. There is nothing creepy about it and you wont be signed up unless you are worthy to enter, try to qualify your life to enter and learn, Education is key, seek for it.
Temples are very spiritual places built with special money given by the church members. We tithe (10% gross pay + building funds (for the temples and other church owned structures) + fast offerings (goes to help the needy). So there is no need to pick on the church for creating these beautiful structures where we are busy learning, working, and where families are brought together for time and eternity. If you want to come in, join the church and make your full tithe, give up that coffee and tea and live a moral life.
The building architecture is beautiful. I can't help but laugh a little when people say something of it's belonging to a cult. I have friends that are Mormon and well if they were in a cult, I can't imagine they could be friends with me. Not sure if its for me but I have a friend on a mission, raised by a single Mom and her mission was paid for by the other people in her church. I enjoyed the view and the ablility to think in peace there. I would suggest bringing an open mind and respect to others beliefs, my friend always showed that much for me.
The architecture is quite amazing. I just wonder if all the money put into could not have been used for something more useful, like say helping people. I am not mormon. Where I come from most would say, "imagine the mission trips that could be funded with that kind of money" a tad to over the top.
people who write things like "its creepy, they tried to sign me up" makes me laugh and think why would they lie to the public.. we all know that you are not allowed to enter such a place without much consent and belief. do not poke fun and trick others to believe that "its creepy" when you have not even entered. most likely you are ashamed that you are just not worthy. i am not even LDS and i can at least have the respect to not lie and disrespectfully scrutinize something so wonderfull to others.
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