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

Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; exterior rendering released; groundbreaking not announced
Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

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Location

Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça
Belo Horizonte
Brazil

Announcement: 

4 April 2021

Site: 

11.8 acres

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower with a pyramid roof

Total Floor Area: 

27,000 square feet

Construction Status

The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

On September 23, 2021, an official exterior rendering of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple was released.


Temple Site

The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will be constructed on an 11.8-acre site on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 27,000 square feet.1


Temple Announcement

Brazil's thirteenth temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the 191st Annual General Conference on April 4, 2021. The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will join the Belém Brazil Temple, Brasília Brazil Temple, Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, São Paulo Brazil Temple, São Paulo Brazil East Temple, and Salvador Brazil Temple. There are more than 1.4 million members of the Church in more than 2,100 congregations in Brazil. Belo Horizonte is the sixth largest city and economic hub of the country. The first known Latter-day Saint to live in Brazil emigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1986, Brazil became the third country outside of the United States to have 50 stakes.2


Temple Facts

The Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple will be the thirteenth temple built in Brazil and the first built in Minas Gerais.


  1. "Temple Site Locations Announced in Four Latin American Countries," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Sept. 2021.
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "At April 2021 Conference, Prophet Announces 20 More Temples to Be Constructed," 4 Apr. 2021.

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