AddressRua General Salvador Pinheiro, 50
91320-240 Porto Alegre–RS
Telephone: (+55) 51-2104-2700
Announcement:30 September 1997
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:2 May 1998 by James E. Faust
Public Open House:2–9 December 2000
Dedication:17 December 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site:2 acres | 0.8 hectares
Exterior Finish:Cotton white granite from Ceara State of Brazil
Architectural Features:Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:10,700 square feet | 994 square meters
Elevation:307 feet | 94 meters
The Porto Alegre Brazil Temple was the third temple built in Brazil.
The Porto Alegre Brazil Temple is the third temple to be dedicated in the nation of Brazil. The temple's location overlooks the city from the east toward a large river and port for which the city is named.
President Faust turned the ceremonial first shovelful of earth during the groundbreaking ceremony. After, he invited a young girl and boy to come help him with the digging. They not only came forward and assisted him, but the little girl also waited for him the next day at the Campinas regional conference to give him a hug of appreciation.
He emphasized the need to sacrifice for temple building and shared how members in Argentina found ways to donate during the construction of the São Paulo Brazil Temple. They gave the gold from their dental work to help pay for the temple. He said that he had purchased some of the gold fillings for more than the market price to share with congregations the nature of the sacrifice made by these members.1
- Church News, 9 May 1998.