Fifteen years passed from the time the announcement of the Bogotá Colombia Temple in 1984 to its dedication in 1999. The temple was dedicated on April 24, 1999, by LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley.
The Bogotá Colombia Temple is ten miles (16 km) from downtown Bogotá, in the Niza section. The building features tall stained glass windows and silver-gray Brazilian granite on the exterior. It also has marble finishes and motifs reminiscent of ancient Incan designs. The temple grounds are landscaped with plants and flowers that are native to Colombia, as well as flowering eucalyptus trees. The Bogotá Colombia Temple has a total of 53,500 square feet (4,970 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.