Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple
The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple is the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be built in Bolivia, where there are more than 217,000 members. President Russell M. Nelson announced its construction on October 4, 2020.
With a population of more than 3 million, Santa Cruz is one of the largest cities in the country and is located on the Pirai River in the eastern Tropical Lowlands.
The first temple in Bolivia, the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple, was dedicated in 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley. Plans to construct the La Paz Bolivia Temple were announced at the October 2021 General Conference.
The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple is currently in the planning stages. On November 28, 2022, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its location. The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple will be built at Av. Quinto Anilla y Santa Rosa (Av. Radial 27), Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet.