Announcement:7 October 2018
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:17 December 2020 by Allen D. Haynie
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:21,000 square feet | 1,951 square meters
Elevation:2,832 feet | 863 meters
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mendoza Argentina Temple has been announced for November 2020. Church leaders will break ground under the leadership of Elder Allen D. Haynie of the South America South Area presidency. The 21,000-square-foot temple will be built along Avenida Champagnat in the community of Las Heras. Plans also call for a meetinghouse and patron housing to be constructed on site. Ground will be broken in the same month for both the Mendoza Argentina Temple and the Salta Argentina Temple.1
The Mendoza Argentina Temple will be a single-story building of approximately 21,000 square feet. Plans also call for the construction of a on-site meetinghouse and arrival center. The single-spire temple was designed with classical proportions chosen to complement the Mendoza region.
On June 23, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Mendoza Argentina Temple was released.
On June 23, 2020, the location of the Mendoza Argentina Temple was announced. The temple will be constructed in the Champagnat neighborhood on the western edge of the beautiful suburb of Las Heras, a community that borders Mendoza to the north.2
The Mendoza Argentina Temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018, at the conclusion of the October 2018 General Conference. It will be the fourth temple constructed in the nation of Argentina. The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple was dedicated in 1986, followed by the Córdoba Argentina Temple in 2015. President Nelson announced the Salta Argentina Temple at the April 2018 General Conference. There are nearly 459,000 Church members in Argentina. Members in Mendoza currently travel over 400 miles (650 km) to attend temple services at the Córdoba Argentina Temple.3
The Mendoza Argentina Temple will be the fourth temple built in Argentina, following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (1986), the Córdoba Argentina Temple (2015), and the Salta Argentina Temple (announced).
- "Groundbreakings Announced for Two South American Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Oct. 2020.
- "Rendering Released for Mendoza Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 23 Jun. 2020
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.