The Guayaquil Ecuador Temple is the 58th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In 1982, Spencer W. Kimball, then president of the LDS Church, announced that there would be an LDS temple built in Ecuador. It took fourteen years to secure the necessary government authorizations and the temple was not completed and dedicated until 1999. The temple was built with Brazilian granite at a cost of US$14,456,000. It is topped by a statue of Moroni.Before the temple in Ecuador was finished, church members in Ecuador would travel three days by bus to attend the temple in Lima, Peru. Before the LDS temple was dedicated, an open house was free to all in the community, including government officials. Over one hundred thousand members and non-members participated in the open house.
Coordinates -2°9'22.653" N -79°54'18.074" E