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Salta Argentina Temple

194th dedicated temple in operation
Salta Argentina Temple

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Av. Ingeniero Mario Saul Banchik
Nº 6050 (ex RN 51 km 4)
Salta, Salta
Telephone:  (+54) 387-432-4300


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


1 April 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

4 November 2020 by Benjamín De Hoyos

Public Open House: 

3–18 May 2024


16 June 2024 by D. Todd Christofferson


17.72 acres  |  7.2 hectares

Exterior Finish: 

Portuguese Moleanos stone cladding

Architectural Features: 

Single attached central tower with an angel Moroni statue

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two instruction rooms, two sealing rooms, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

27,000 square feet  |  2,508 square meters


100 feet 4 inches  |  30.6 meters


3,982 feet  |  1,214 meters

Temple Facts

The Salta Argentina Temple was the third temple built in Argentina, following the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple (1986) and the Córdoba Argentina Temple (2015).

The Salta Argentina Temple was dedicated on the same day as the Layton Utah Temple.

Temple History


As part of a seven-temple announcement at the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson named Salta, Argentina as the location for a future temple. The Salta Argentina Temple would be the country's third after the Buenos Aires Argentina Temple and the Córdoba Argentina Temple. It would serve members living the Argentine Northwest who traveled to the Córdoba Argentina Temple to participate in temple services. Argentina was home to approximately 450,000 Latter-day Saints organized into over 100 stakes and districts.1


The Salta Argentina Temple was constructed on a large grassy field at the entrance to El Aybal Country Club across from the airport in southern Salta. An accommodation center and Church services building were also constructed on site alongside a residence for the temple president and matron.


On June 5, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Salta Argentina Temple was released.


"Heavenly Father, receive our grateful hearts for this significant and special day," prayed Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, in his site dedicatory prayer for the Salta Argentina Temple. The prayer was uttered at the temple's groundbreaking ceremony held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Due to social distancing restrictions, the number of participants was limited. Several Church and government leaders were in attendance including the governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz.2

Open House and Dedication

The public was invited to tour the Salta Argentina Temple from Friday, May 3, through Saturday, May 18, excluding Sundays. Prior to the public open house, a media day was held on Tuesday, April 30, and tours for invited guests occurred on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1 and 2. Elder D. Todd Christofferson dedicated the temple on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. AST.3

Temple Design

The architecture of the Salta Argentina Temple reflects the rich heritage of the Salta region, featuring design elements such as the cardon cactus flower, a prominent plant in the area; and the guarda pampa pattern motif, traditionally used in regional costumes and handcrafts. The color palette incorporates shades of blue, green, yellow, red, and ocher, mirroring the vibrant hues found in the local landscape.

  1. "Seven Temples Announced as April 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 1 Apr. 2018.
  2. "Ground Broken for Salta Argentina Temple," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Nov. 2020.
  3. "Open House and Dedication Dates for Temples in Guatemala, Argentina and Utah," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 16 Jan. 2024.

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