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Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple

Foundation installed; framing the superstructure; construction estimated to be completed in mid- to late 2025
Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple

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Location

Avenida Alberto Pedro Cabrera
Aldea Romana
Bahia Blanca
Argentina

Announcement: 

5 April 2020

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

9 April 2022 by Joaquin E. Costa

Site: 

8.14 acres  |  3.3 hectares

Architectural Features: 

Single attached tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

19,000 square feet  |  1,765 square meters

Elevation: 

134 feet  |  41 meters

Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Elder Joaquin E. Costa of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside. The temple will be constructed on an 8.14-acre parcel located northeast of the city in the Aldea Romana neighborhood at the intersection of Avenida Alberto Pedro Cabrera and Luis Vera. The 19,000-square-foot temple will be accompanied by a 25,000-square-foot ancillary building with patron housing and a distribution center.


Temple Design

The single-story Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple will be approximately 19,000 square feet. A 25,000-square-foot ancillary building will share the site, offering patron housing and a distribution center.


Temple Rendering

On February 9, 2022, an official exterior rendering was released for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple.


Temple Site

On February 9, 2022, the location for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple was announced as an 8.14-acre site in the Aldea Romana neighborhood at the intersection of Avenida Alberto Pedro Cabrera and Luis Vera.1


Temple Announcement

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.2


Temple Facts

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.


  1. "Groundbreaking Announced for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 9 Feb. 2022.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at General Conference," 5 Apr. 2020.

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