Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Antofagasta Chile Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony held on 27 November 2020
Antofagasta Chile Temple

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Location

Avenida de Las Palmeras 44
Antofagasta
Chile

Announcement: 

7 April 2019

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

27 November 2020 by Juan Pablo Villar

Site: 

2.2 acres

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower

Total Floor Area: 

23,000 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

"We should be grateful with our Father for having chosen Antofagasta as a place to be a light to the nations," said Elder Juan Pablo Villar of the South America South Area presidency at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Antofagasta Chile Temple on Friday, November 27, 2020. The 23,000-square-foot building will be constructed on a 2.2-acre site on Avenida de Las Palmeras, becoming the country's third temple. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Villar said, "I invite us all to…remove the rocks that weaken our foundation and prepare our spirits with firm foundations to support life's trials and to stand tall in the face of the adversity."1


Temple Rendering

On October 2, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Antofagasta Chile Temple was released to the public, featuring a Spanish Colonial-style temple of two stories and 23,000 square feet. A housing facility will also be constructed on site.


Temple Site

The Antofagasta Chile Temple will be constructed on a 2.2-acre parcel on Avendia de Las Palmeras in Antofagasta.


Temple Announcement

The Antofagasta Chile Temple, Chile's third temple, was announced on April 7, 2019, by President Russell M. Nelson in his concluding remarks at the Sunday Afternoon Session of General Conference. Chile's second temple, the Concepción Chile Temple, was recently dedicated in October 2018. The Saints of Antofagasta currently travel 830 miles (1335 km) to participate in temple ordinances at the Santiago Chile Temple. The new temple will serve the two stakes in Antofagasta as well as other stakes in northern Chile, making the temple much more accessible.2


Temple Facts

The Antofagasta Chile Temple will be the third temple built in Chile, following the Santiago Chile Temple (1983) and the Concepción Chile Temple (2018).


  1. "Church Breaks Ground for Antofagasta Chile Temple," Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 27 Nov. 2020.
  2. "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.

Concepción Chile Temple
160th dedicated temple in operation
Santiago Chile Temple
24th dedicated temple in operation