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Places of Worship Tour of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City
Guide Type: Self-guided city tour
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
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Author: tamara
This self-guided walking tour is included in the iOS app "City Maps and Walks (470+ Cities)" in iTunes and the Android app "Salt Lake City Map and Walks" in Google Play.
Salt Lake City is home to the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so has many Mormon religious buildings. However, many other religious denominations are represented in Salt Lake City. Take this tour to visit Salt Lake City's beautiful and varied places of worship.
Attractions Map
Tour Stops and Attractions
1) Salt Lake Temple
Salt Lake Temple is the largest and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10-acre Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Although there are no public tours inside the temple (because it is considered sacred by the church and its members), the temple grounds are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction. Due to its location at LDS Church headquarters and its historical significance, it is visited by Latter-day...
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2) Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City. It was completed in 1909, and currently serves as the cathedral, or mother church, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. The cathedral was built under the direction of Lawrence Scanlan, first bishop of Salt Lake. It was designed by architects Carl M. Neuhausen and Bernard O. Mecklenburg. The outside is predominantly a Neo-Romanesque design, while the inside tends more toward the Neo-Gothic. Construction began in 1900 and...
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Sight description based on wikipedia
3) First Presbyterian Church
Sheldon Jackson pushed for building First Presbyterian Church and enlisted architect Walter Ware to design it. The building was constructed of dark red sandstone in the Gothic Revival style. The church receives a great deal of natural light, due to its high vaulted ceiling and fabulous stained glass windows. Gargoyles, as well as carved leaves, flowers and birds decorate both the interior and exterior of the church. The church is also famous for its well-preserved 1920s pipe...
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4) Salt Lake Masonic Temple
The Salt Lake Masonic Temple is the Masonic headquarters for Utah. It was completed in 1927, and is located in the South Temple Historic District. The Salt Lake Masonic Temple consists of several Lodge rooms, greater and lesser Halls, numerous lounges, a banquet hall, an auditorium, a library and administrative offices. The building remains in continual use since it opened in 1927 and is maintained and operated by the Salt Lake Masonic Temple Association.

The primary function of the building...
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Sight description based on wikipedia
5) Mount Tabor Lutheran Church
Mount Tabor Church in Salt Lake City is an eye-catching, round structure. Plans for building the church began in 1902. A Lutheran church from Denmark raised money for missionary work overseas, and in 1907 sent missionaries to Utah. Among the missionaries was Harold Jensen, who oversaw construction of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church on the corner of 1st Avenue and E Street. The original structure still remains at this location, although it no longer serves as a church. The growing congregation...
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6) Former First Church of Christ Scientist
The former First Church of Christ Scientist, located in Salt Lake City, is a historic structure that on July 30, 1976, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. It was organized on July 17, 1891, and was the first Christian Science church in Utah. The church building, designed by local architect, Walter E. Ware, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, was built in 1898 of brick and Utah Kyune sandstone. After being completely paid for, it was dedicated on November 27, 1898.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
7) First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church was founded in 1870. It was designed by Frederick Albert Hale in the Victorian Eclectic architectural style. It is characterized by round arches, semi-circular arches on the windows and belt courses. In 1906 the exterior of the building was renovated by the same architect in the more traditional Gothic design. The interior has an "auditorium" style of design, which is very uncommon in...
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8) St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral located in Salt Lake City, is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Utah in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Built in 1871, it is the third oldest Episcopal Cathedral in the United States and the oldest continuously used worship building in Utah. It was designed by noted architect, Richard Upjohn, in the Gothic Revival style. On September 22, 1970, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The original cornerstone was...
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Sight description based on wikipedia
9) Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Holy Trinity Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox church built from 1923 to 1925. The current building has undergone numerous renovations and expansions. It was designed in the Byzantine style with a square floor plan and spherical dome. Its windows filter light through thin sheets of alabaster to softly illuminate the interior. In 1968, Archbishop Iakovos from Greece visited the church, and the church officially became a cathedral. Today the church serves as a place of worship and houses the Hellenic...
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