Budapest Hungary Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:7 April 2019
Site:5.92 acres | 2.4 hectares
Total Floor Area:18,000 square feet | 1,672 square meters
Elevation:474 feet | 145 meters
The Budapest Hungary Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Budapest Hungary Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On October 9, 2023, the location of the Budapest Hungary Temple was announced as a 5.92-acre site located at the intersection of Kocsis Sándor út and Borsikafū utca in the Harsánylejtő neighborhood of Budapest. Plans call for a one-story temple of approximately 18,000 square feet, an arrival center, and patron housing.["Location of Budapest Hungary Temple Released," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 9 Oct. 2023.]
On April 7, 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Budapest Hungary Temple, the sixteenth temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe. Hungary is home to 5,250 Latter-day Saints organized into one stake and two districts. Legal recognition for the Church came in 1988, though the Church has maintained a small presence in the country since the late 1800s. Members in Hungary currently travel many hours to the Freiberg Germany Temple to participate in temple worship.1
The Budapest Hungary Temple will be the sixteenth temple built in Europe and the first built in Hungary.
- "Prophet Announces Eight New Temples at April 2019 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Apr. 2019.