La Paz Bolivia Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:3 October 2021
Site:3.8 acres | 1.5 hectares
Total Floor Area:18,850 square feet | 1,751 square meters
Elevation:10,673 feet | 3,253 meters
The La Paz Bolivia Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the La Paz Bolivia Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
On August 28, 2023, the location of the La Paz Bolivia Temple was announced as a 3.8-acre site located near Avenida Los Sauces and Calle 8 de Calacoto in the Calacoto neighborhood of La Paz. Plans call for a temple of approximately 18,850 square feet.1
On October 3, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the La Paz Bolivia Temple at the October 2021 General Conference. This will be the third temple in Bolivia, where there are more than 212,000 members. The Cochabamba Bolivia Temple was dedicated in 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley, and the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson in 2020. The temple will serve members in the cities of La Paz and El Alto, where the Church has seen significant growth.2
- "Manhattan New York Temple to Close for Renovations; Locations released for four other temples in North and South America" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 28 Aug. 2023.
- "At the October 2021 General Conference, the Prophet Says the Church Will Build 13 More Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Oct. 2021.