Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
Planning and approval phase; no site location announced; church architectural engineers visited the candidate site in June 2021 to finalize plans; government approvals and permits being secured; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 April 2020
The Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple is currently in the approval phase. Church architectural engineers visited the candidate property in June 2021 to finalize plans for the complex. Government approvals and permits are being secured with the hopes of beginning construction before the end of 2021. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple, but local newspaper La Nueva has been reporting for years on the efforts of the Church to build a temple, administrative offices, and housing facilities on a large parcel of land northeast of the city.
On April 5, 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple at the closing session of the 190th Annual General Conference. Bahía Blanca is a major port city of Argentina, located on the Napostá Grande River just upstream from the Atlantic Ocean bay for which it is named. The temple will be the fifth to be constructed in the nation of Argentina and will help reach Church members living in the southern half of the country. There are more than 450,000 Argentinian members organized into over 100 stakes and districts.1
The Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple will be the fifth temple built in Argentina, following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (1986), the Córdoba Argentina Temple (2015), the Salta Argentina Temple (under construction), and the Mendoza Argentina Temple (under construction).
The Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple will be the southernmost temple of the Church.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.