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12 Exquisite Temple Doors from Around the World (Photos)

Every temple has its own unique, beautiful details in its architecture. Check out some of these stunning temple doors and entrances from around the world.

Temples are some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. But they are more than just buildings. President Thomas S. Monson has said, "Temples are more than stone and mortar. They are filled with faith and fasting. They are built of trials and testimonies. They are sanctified by sacrifice and service." Each temple has its own unique design and decorations, crafted to reflect the city they are built in. Here are 10 beautiful temple doors and entrances from temples around the world.

San Antonio Texas Temple, Dedicated May 22, 2005
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(Photo from His Holy House by Robert A. Boyd.) 

Portland Oregon Temple, Dedicated August 19-21, 1989

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Gary Bernard.)

Snowflake Arizona Temple, Dedicated March 3, 2002

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Marquette Mower.)

Washington D.C. Temple, Dedicated November 19–22, 1974

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(Photo from His Holy House by Robert A. Boyd.) 

Draper Utah Temple, Dedicated March 20-22, 2009

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Ken Brown.)

Palmyra New York Temple, Dedicated April 6, 2000

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Rachel G. Mecham.)

Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple, Dedicated April 22, 2001

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(Photo from His Holy House by Robert A. Boyd.) 

Rexburg Idaho Temple, Dedicated February 10, 2008

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Roberta Boice.)

Payson Utah Temple, Dedicated June 7, 2015

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Carl V. Larson.)

Manti Utah Temple, Dedicated May 21-23, 1888, Rededicated June 14-16, 1985

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Pam Burt.)

Brigham City Utah Temple, Dedicated September 23, 2012

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Carl V Larson.)

Salt Lake City Utah Temple, Dedicated April 6-24, 1893

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(Photo from LDS Church Temples, by Gary Bernard.)


To see more stunning pictures of temples, check out His Holy House by Robert A. Boyd. The detail shots of ornate windows, beautiful stonework, and carved wooden doors remind us to appreciate every inch of the Lord's house.  Available now at Deseret Book and deseretbook.com.