Mendoza Argentina Temple

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Rendering of the Mendoza Argentina Temple. ©2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

On 7 October 2018, at the conclusion of the 188th semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple will be built in the city of Mendoza, Argentina.

On Tuesday, 23 June 2020, the Church released an exterior rendering showing the planned design of the Mendoza Argentina Temple. The temple will be the fourth Latter-day Saint temple to be constructed in the nation of Argentina, which is home to more than 470,000 Latter-day Saints. Other Latter-day Saint temples in the country include the Salta Argentina Temple (groundbreaking is scheduled for August 2020), the Córdoba Argentina Temple (dedicated in 2015), and the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (dedicated in 1986; rededicated in 2012).

The Mendoza Argentina Temple will be constructed in the Champagnat neighborhood on the western edge of the beautiful suburb of Las Heras, a community that borders Mendoza to the north. Plans call for a single-story building of approximately 21,000 square feet. The classically proportioned yet modern single-spire design was chosen to complement the city of Mendoza. An adjacent meetinghouse and temple patron housing will also be built on the site.

Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed. Project leaders are in the process of working with city officials on the permitting process. Further information will be made public later. A groundbreaking date has not been set.

Members in Mendoza currently travel over 400 miles (650 km) to attend temple services at the Córdoba Argentina Temple.