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

Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location unknown; groundbreaking not announced


Belo Horizonte


4 April 2021

Construction Status

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

Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.

Temple Site

No site location has been officially announced for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple.

Temple Announcement

On April 4, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple at the 191st Annual General Conference. Brazil is home to over 1.4 million Latter-day Saints spread throughout more than 2,100 congregations. Belo Horizonte, the sixth largest city in Brazil, is considered the economic hub of the country. The first known member of the Church to live in Brazil emigrated from Germany in 1913. In 1986, Brazil became the third country outside the United States to have 50 organized stakes (a group of congregations). The temple in Belo Horizonte will be the thirteenth announced temple for Brazil, joining 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.1

  1. 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.

Belém Brazil Temple
Curbing poured for parking lot; stone cladding of exterior walls continues; trees being planted
Brasília Brazil Temple
Framing the temple tower; concrete frames for accommodation center and meetinghouse nearing completion
Campinas Brazil Temple
111th dedicated temple in operation
Curitiba Brazil Temple
126th dedicated temple in operation
Fortaleza Brazil Temple
164th dedicated temple in operation
Manaus Brazil Temple
138th dedicated temple in operation
Porto Alegre Brazil Temple
102nd dedicated temple in operation
Recife Brazil Temple
101st dedicated temple in operation
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple
Completed; public open house and dedication postponed until large public gatherings deemed safe
Salvador Brazil Temple
Planning and approval phase; no site location announced
São Paulo Brazil East Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown
São Paulo Brazil Temple
17th dedicated temple in operation