Temple Square

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by camera-gal on September 18, 2000

Before you even enter the city, you'll see the six rising temple towers shielding Salt Lake City. Temple Square is located right in the center of the city. Buildings included in the square are the Salt Lake City Temple, the Tabernacle, an assembly hall and two visitors centers.

You'll be amazed by the beauty of the temple. It's so big. And extremely hard to fit into a photograph. The granite slabs used to build the Salt Lake City Temple were brought from the mountains. It took the Mormans 40 years to complete it. The temple is the center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

One of the only buildings non-Mormans are allowed into is the tabernacle. The dome-shaped building was first built as an assembly hall for those of the Morman religion. The sound quality is astounding since one can hear every word spoken from the pulpit without a microphone. Eleven thousand six hundred and twenty three pipes make up one of the finest instruments in the world--the pipe organ.

Upon entering Temple Square, we saw many guides giving tours. We began to listen to one. The tour was great because it was filled with so many interesting facts. The only part I objected to was the short lecture on Mormanism and how wonderful it is. However, I respect the fact that I entered their place of worship and should be considerate.

Temple Square
50 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
(801) 240-4872


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