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

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.1

Temple Facts

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

  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
Sod laid; landscaping progressing; stone cladding of exterior walls nearing completion; interior work underway
Brasília Brazil Temple
Framing the temple tower; concrete frames nearing completion for accommodation center and meetinghouse
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
Preparing for groundbreaking ceremony
São Paulo Brazil East Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location unknown
São Paulo Brazil Temple
17th dedicated temple in operation