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Porto Alegre Brazil Temple

102nd dedicated temple in operation
Porto Alegre Brazil Temple

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Rua General Salvador Pinheiro, 50
Vila Jardim
91320-240  Porto Alegre–RS
Telephone:  (+55) 51-2104-2700


NO visitors' center open to the public
Arrival center available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby (Store Locator)


30 September 1997

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

2 May 1998 by James E. Faust

Public Open House: 

2–9 December 2000


17 December 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley


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


307 feet  |  94 meters

Temple History

The Porto Alegre Brazil Temple was the third temple built in Brazil.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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

  1. Church News, 9 May 1998.

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